The Aberdeen School District was established in May 1893 and, the following year, a wood frame school operated at SW13-1-11W in what is now the Municipality of Louise. The district was dissolved in 1964 and its area became part of the Snowflake Consolidated School District. The building is no longer present at the site, having been moved to SE17-2-10W for use as a garage, but a metal sign commemorates it.
Among the teachers of Aberdeen School was Clara Mary Bemister (1907-1908).
The former Aberdeen School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 600.
Aberdeen School commemorative sign (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.02990, W98.82128
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Aberdeen School (444 Flora Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: High Bluff Village School No. 771 (High Bluff, RM of Portage la Prairie)
One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.
A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 August 2020
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