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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Arrow River School No. 149 (Arrow River, Municipality of Prairie View)

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A sign in Arrow River in the Municipality of Prairie View marks the former site of Arrow River School. Originally established in June 1884, its district was consolidated with several schools from the surrounding rural area in April 1919 to form the Miniota Municipal School Board No. 149.





Carl Stirrat Gow (1900-1977)


R. J. MacKenzie




Agnes Davidson


Eva Underwood


John Peter Sigvaldason (1904-1986)


Neil A. McIntyre


Edward Eldjarn Johnson (1900-1978)


James Cameron Martin (1910-1982)


Howard Willard Stevenson (1911-1948)


Kenneth R. Jasper




Mrs. D. M. Nordlinger




George Love Dibblee (1889-1979)


School Year



L. Borland, V. Durdan, E. Sinclair

Among the other teachers of Arrow River School was B. Scott Bateman (1920s).

Photos & Maps

Arrow River School

Arrow River School with the new unit at left (circa 1930)
Source: Education Department Report, 1930, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Arrow River School

Arrow River School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 51.

Arrow River School

The former Arrow River School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 660.

Arrow River School

The former Arrow River School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 659.

Arrow River School

Arrow River School Sign (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.09423, W100.89743
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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: 16 May 2017

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