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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dallas School No. 1970 (Northern Manitoba)

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The Dallas School District was organized formally in March 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in the southwest corner of SE13-28-1W, near Dallas in northern Manitoba. The school building was built by local labour in the spring of 1919 with most materials acquired from the Empire Sash & Door Company of Winnipeg. The building was repaired and relocated in the fall of 1940. In April 1967, the district was dissolved and the area was merged into the Frontier School Division.

Among the teachers of Dallas School were Alice Eaton (1920-1924, 1925-1931), W. F. Fennell (1924-1925), Josephine Gladys Dunphy (1931-1934), Nora Good (1935-1935), Alexander McLaren Baxter (1935-1936), Max Badaker? (1936-1937), St. George E. Jeffrey (1937-1940), George Edward Basham (c1945), and Peter Jacob Olchowecki (?-?).

Dallas School

Dallas School (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 69.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.39203, W97.47124
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.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Dallas School District No. 1970 - Daily Registers, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Dallas School District No. 1970 - Cash Books, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 August 2021

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