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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Darlingford School No. 1228 (Darlingford, Municipality of Pembina)

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The Darlingford School District was established formally in April 1903 and a one-room schoolhouse was located near the southeast corner of SW17-3-7W in the Municipality of Pembina. Beginning in 1909, the schoolhouse no longer had sufficient capacity for all students, and some attended classes at Law Hall until the end of the Spring Term 1910.

In June 1910, the district was consolidated with several nearby smaller rural schools, Lorne School No. 56, Darlington School No. 79, Middleton School No. 404, Calf Mountain School No. 489, Barclay School No. 657, Point Douglas Consolidated School No. 1475, and Rosyth School No. 2030, to form the Darlingford Consolidated School District No. 1228.

A commemorative marker was later erected at the site of this first school building.





Mr. Coleman


Miss Jacobs


Miss Rabinovitch


Annie Cameron (1879-1963)

After 1910

See Darlingford Consolidated School


The early teachers who worked at Darlingford School were Ruth Owens (Fall 1903 - Spring 1904 & pt September 1904), Ethel W. Armitage (pt September 1904 - Fall 1905), Emma E. Lewis (Spring 1906), Ida E. Brydon (Fall 1906 - Fall 1907), and Amy L. Webb (Spring-Fall 1908).




Annie Cameron (January-December, grades 1-6)


(Spring Term only): Annie Cameron (grades 1-6, January - pt February; grades 5-8, pt March - June), Mr. Coleman (grades 5-8, pt February), Frances Ruth Crosland (grades 1-4, pt February-June), Miss Jacobs (grades 5-8, pt February), Miss Rabinovitch (grades 5-8, pt March)

After 1910

See Darlingford Consolidated School

Photos & Coordinates

The original Darlingford School

The original Darlingford School (circa 1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspector Photos GR2664, C65.

Darlingford School commemorative sign

Darlingford School commemorative sign (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Darlingford School commemorative sign

Darlingford School commemorative sign (September 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.20716, W98.37575
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Darlingford Consolidated School No. 1228 / Darlingford School Heritage Museum (Darlingford, Municipality of Pembina)


Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Darlingford School District No. 1228 - Daily Registers, GR5330, Archives of Manitoba.

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

Darlingford Consolidated School, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

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.

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

The Darlingford Saga II, 1870-1970, 1970-1999 by the Darlingford Centennial Book Committee, 1999.

We thank Ken Jacobs, Ed Grassick, Rob McInnes, and Bob Jordan for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 October 2022

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