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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dale School No. 705 (RM of Portage la Prairie)

Dale School was established in the southeast quarter in 4-13-6 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, in June 1892. Named for farmer George Dale, on whose land the school was established, a school was built and opened in April 1893. The school district merged with East Prospect School No. 111 at SE19-12-6W, in July 1963, and the school building was moved to that site.

Some of the teachers who worked at Dale School included Maggie E. Mackie, Kate Moore, Una Spencer, W. A. Ruttan, Alex Armstrong, Thomas Stevenson, Kate McKinlay, Agnes Bannerman, Dorcas Crake, Perley Livingstone, E. Cook, Myrtle Pope, Edna Cook, Minnie Dalzell, Alen Armstrong, Ernest G. Smith, Edna Voole, Vera Lyon, Opal Muir, Gladys Crampton, Ila Tidsbury, Helena M. Williams, Annie I. Price, R. Evelyn Russell, Bertha Muir, Eleanor Nichol, Isabel Ferguson, Rudy Dankesreiter, Violet Gallant, Helen Sklepowich, Ferne Webster, Edna Webster, Doris Boak, Ada Rice, Betty Thompson, Betty Jones, Patricia Benson, Lorelie Gudnason, and Lois Vust.

Students and teacher of Dale School with the school garden

Students and teacher of Dale School with the school garden (circa 1911)
Source: Annual Report 1911, Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Dale School

Dale School (1920s) by A. B. Fallis
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 112.

Dale School commemorative monument

Dale School commemorative monument (October 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.06405, W98.21664
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Rural Schools of Portage la Prairie School Division #24 by Muriel Wright, 1996.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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