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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crandall Pioneers Monument / Crandall School No. 460 (Crandall, Municipality of Prairie View)

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A monument in Crandall in the Municipality of Prairie View, dedicated on 1 August 1982, is situated on the former site of Crandall Consolidated School No. 460. The bell from the school is incorporated into the monument. Known originally as Crandall School No. 1196 when it was established here in August 1902, it was renamed in May 1918 when it was consolidated with three nearby rural schools: Chumah School No. 401, Carlingville School No. 460, and Hazelbank School No. 1906.





William John Robinson (1882-1947)


Anfin Brandvig


Willard Ervin Rife (1890-1970)


R. M. Moore


Caroline Cumming (1885-1979)


John Hazelett Duffy (1878-1942)


Henry Benjamin Bees (c1886-1968)


George Love Dibblee (1889-1979)


Samuel Stewart Bryan (1889-?)


E. E. Skabar


William C. Davison


Nicholas “Nick” Peech (1919-1995)


R. C. Beech


L. Wolowich


Among the teachers of Crandall School were Anna Mima McIntyre (1921-1922), Fred Kirbyson (?-?), Jean Suszko (1961-1962), and Richard Nielsen (?-?).

Photos & Coordinates

Crandall School

Crandall School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 64.

Crandall pioneers commemorative monument

Crandall pioneers commemorative monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.15030, W100.78498
denoted by symbol on the map above


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

“Council reports,” Birtle Eyewitness, 3 October 1961, page 10.

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 Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 December 2020

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