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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cooks Creek School No. 20 (RM of Springfield)

The Cooks Creek School District was established in December 1872 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW31-11-6E in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. The district was dissolved in 1965 and its catchment area became part of the Oakbank Consolidated School District. The former schoolhouse was later renovated into a private residence and removed from the site sometime after 1986.

Among the teachers of Cooks Creek School was Peter M. Onysko.

Cooks Creek School

Cooks Creek School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 7.

Cooks Creek School

The former Cooks Creek School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1285.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97368, W96.77277
denoted by symbol on the map above


Dugald topographic map, 62H/15, Edition 2, Series A743 [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.

We thank Robert Marusyk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2017

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