Hamburg School District #2005 book


Laird village SE 24 43 5 W3

2005 Memories : a history of the Hamburg School District no. 2005, Laird, Saskatchewan

The history of Hamburg School #2005 is one of these books on Our Roots Nos Racines, link submitted by Eleanor Kreiser, thank you kindly!

"Why write a history of a small, obscure region located on the northern fringe of the Great Plains of North America?  ...Were our pioneering forefathers vindicated by having their toil and effort rewarded by the creation of a better society for those who followed?  Did their sacrifice of yesterday, in providing a better education for their children, yield the fruits of a better life for us?"  These questions were put forward by the author Paul W. Reigert when setting down to write this book on the history of Hamburg School District 2005.  Though the one room school house and the school yard were sold, a significant heritage remained in the hearts of the former students, teachers, trustees, friends and families.  Riegert reached out to the community to compile memories, a time line, and this history of Hamburg one room school. Laird, Saskatchewan.

 Riegert  states  in the dedication:  This book is dedicated to the pioneering first settlers of the Hamburg School District

  • ...whose determination and perseverance to survive and prosper in a new land was matched only by their deep-rooted and unwavering faith in Almighty God.
  • ...whose creed for the instruction of children was rooted in the words of Solomon:  "To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice and judgement, and equity; to give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.  A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.  So incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding ... then shalt thou understand rightewousness, and judgement, and equity; yea every good path." (Proverbs 1 and 2)"

The University of Calgary, Our Roots Nos Racines, has been undertaking an overhaul of their website.  The new system is easier to search and locate items such as local history books.  Our Roots Nos Racines has been digitizing local history books, and the new website has not finished the transition from the old URL address to the new.