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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Burdette School No. 163 (Municipality of Prairie View)

The Burdette School District was organized formally in September 1882 and a one-room school building operated at this location in the Rural Municipality of Birtle. It closed in December 1958 and the remaining students went to Birtle Consolidated School No. 132. The building was moved into Solsgirth and renovated into the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church. A model of the school building and a fieldstone monument commemorate it at the original site.

Burdette School

Burdette School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 57.

Burdette School commemorative monuments

Burdette School commemorative monuments (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Burdette School building, renovated into Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church at Solsgirth

The former Burdette School building, renovated into Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church at Solsgirth (March 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.41779, W100.92666
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (Solsgirth, Municipality of Prairie View)


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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2019

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