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Pioneer Schools in Grassland

The Former R.M. of Cameron



As of 2018, these school buildings exist on their last used sites:

Hartney Elementary, Grande Clairiere School , Lauder School (2nd), Hartney High School (2nd)

These buildings have been moved to other sites and other uses:

Grand Bend,

As of 2016 these cairns or monuments mark school locations:

Barber,  Cavell,  Chain Lakes,  Grand Bend, Melgund, Truro, Westhall, Whitewater

As of 2018 these sites haven’t been commemorated:

Maple Hill,  Tremblay, Swaffham, Webb

Credits:

The website “Historic Sites of Manitoba”, created by Gordon Goldsboro for the Manitoba Historical Society, is the source of many photos and some of the information used here.

Many of the photos were part of a collection of School Inspector Photos held at the Archives of Manitoba.

Local Histories:

A Century of Living (Hartney & Cameron), Minto Memoirs 1881-1891, Elgin Echoes and Pioneers to Present Years – History of Fairfax Consolidated School District , The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town ( Lauder), Settlers, Sand and Steeple (Grande Clairiere) were invaluable in compiling this document.


The Former R.M. of Whitewater


As of 2018 these school buildings exist on their last used sites:

Minto School

These buildings have been moved to other sites and other uses:

Alcester School
Fairfax School

As of 2016 these cairns or monuments mark school locations:

Bunclody, Elgin, Fairfax, Minto (Original School Bell). Pinkham, Plainville, Riverbank, Victoria

As of 2018 these sites haven’t been commemorated:

Alice, Crown, Maguire, Riverside, St. Luke

Credits:

The website “Historic Sites of Manitoba”, created by Gordon Goldsboro for the Manitoba Historical Society, is the source of many photos and some of the information used here.

Many of the photos were part of a collection of School Inspector Photos held at the Archives of Manitoba.

Local Histories: Minto Memoirs 1881-18912, Elgin Echoes and Pioneers to Present Years – History of Fairfax Consolidated School District were invaluable in compiling this document.