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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crosby School No. 1422 (RM of Russell)

The Crosby School District was organized formally in March 1907 and, the following year, a school building was erected on SW20-19-29W in the Rural Municipality of Russell, on an acre of land donated by James Murdoch. The school operated continuously, except for the period from 1947 to 1948 when it closed temporarily due to low enrollment. It closed permanently in 1966 and the remaining students went to Binscarth Consolidated School No. 2326. The building is no longer present at the site but a monument, dedicated in 1990, commemorates it.

The teachers of Crosby School were Victoria Heap, Evelyn O’Keefe, P. B. Bennett, Tena McCrostie, Mabel Barke, H. Paterson, J. Nesbitt, H. Ogden, C. Cox, V. Cole, E. Porter, M. Porter, M. Cammidge, P. Pocket, I. Watson, A. Peeler, H. McLennan, A. Lavery, E. Littler, E. Cope, V. Rinn, N. Kyle, V. Flett, V. McGinnis, K. Thorpe, A. Stewart, J. Schwalm, S. Stephanow, N. Jelfs, J. Richardson, B. Zacharias, N. Zamaitais, M. Mitten, R. Haberstock, E. Mitten, E. Clunas, H. Kingdon, R. Formiziewich, W. Helliwell, M. Onefreiciuc, G. Dorward, K. Warden, L. Funk, and A. Miller.

Crosby School

The former Crosby School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1199.

Crosby School

Crosby School Monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.63908, W101.47735
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.

Binscarth Memories by Binscarth History Committee, 1984. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.Bin]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2015

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