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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Blyth School No. 471 (RM of Cornwallis)

The Blyth School District was established formally in August 1886 and, as of 1889, a school building operated on the southeast quarter of 16-9-17 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Municipality of Cornwallis. The district was dissolved in 1964 and henceforth students in this area went to Wawanesa Consolidated School No. 2393 or Shilo Siding School No. 1973. The building was later sold and is no longer present at the site.

Some of the early teachers who worked at Blyth School included, in chronological order: Mr. W. E. Morgan (1888-1889, who received $266 for seven months of work), D. C. McNab, Miss Dunseith, Mr. Reddington, Miss Cumberland, Mollie Noble, and Florence Graham Elder.

Blyth School

Blyth School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 66.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.73947, W99.72274
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.

Municipal Memories: Municipality of Cornwallis, 1884-1984 by the Cornwallis Centennial Committee, 1984, page 33.

We thank Carole Smith for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2020

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