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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carn Ridge School No. 1731 (RM of Grahamdale)

The Carn Ridge School District was established formally in March 1914 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW7-28-8W in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. At the time of a 2016 site visit, only the former school’s well crib was visible.

Among the teachers who worked at Carn Ridge School were Nina Ethel Rankel (1950-1951), Gudrun Mangl (April-June 1952), Bertha A. Grusing (1952-1953), Samuel Kostelnyk (1954-1955), Anne Horberg (1955-1956), Marion W. Gering (1956-1957), Elsie June Johnson (1957-1958), Alfred Albert Cook (1958-1962), Joseph Tony Zatylny (1962-1963), Irene Harriet Walter (1963-1964), and Anne Gertrude Plohman (1964-1967).

Carn Ridge School

Carn Ridge School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 24.

Well of the former Carn Ridge School

Well of the former Carn Ridge School (June 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.39038, W98.58395
denoted by symbol on the map above


Steep Rock topographic map, 62O/7, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Manitoba School Records Collection, Carn Ridge School District No. 1731 - Daily Registers, GR11220 , Archives of Manitoba.

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 and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 November 2019

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