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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alcester School No. 380 (Municipality of Grassland)

The Alcester School District was organized formally in February 1887 and a school building operated at SE18-5-19W and NE15-5-19W. After the school closed in 1954, its building was moved to Minto, in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, where it was used as the local Legion Hall.

Among the teachers who worked at Alcester School was James E. Scarrow.

The former Alcester School building

The former Alcester School building (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.40742, W100.02373
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2018

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