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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deerhorn School No. 1338 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Deerhorn School District was established formally in June 1905 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE3-21-5W in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. In early 1943, the original schoolhouse was replaced by a new building on the same site. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. The former school building was sold to a local resident and the land reverted to its original owner. A new building stands at the site today.

Among the teachers of Deerhorn School were Salome Halldorson (1906), Lillian Chisholm (1938-1939), Verla Elizabeth Libbatts [Tebbatts?] (Fall 1939 - Fall 1940), Jennie Yates Pascoe (Spring 1941), Lucy M. Stratychuk (1941-1942), Carol G. Sigurdson (1942-1943), Allison Mary Watson (1943-1945), Gladys Therese Longmuire (1945-1946), Blanche Elizabeth Cowham (1946-1947), Florence Orpha Westfall (1947-1948), John Johann Enns (1948-1949), Celina Mae Beaudin (1949-1950), Mary Lillian Andrushko (1950-1951), Nadine Thomas Dahl (1951-1952), Sylvia Ann Yakimyshen (1952-1953), Lorna Elizabeth Marie Dack (1953-1954), Valerie E. Chyzzy (August 1954 - March 1955), Louise Agnes Lane (April 1955 - June 1956), Bertha Myrtle McDonald (1956-1958), E. Matheson (1958), D. Beauchemin (1958), Dora Alice Inez Osterbeck (1958-1960, 1963-1966), Mary Arlene Sviestrup (1960-1961), Sylvia Irene Bjorg Olafsen (1961-1963), Julia Roberecki (1966-1967), and Rosalind Gail McIntosh (1967-1968).

Original Deerhorn School and teacherage

Original Deerhorn School and teacherage (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 100.

Students in front of the second Deerhorn School

Students in front of the second Deerhorn School (Spring 1955)
Source: Harvey Rowland

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78647, W98.07407
denoted by symbol on the map above


Eriksdale East topographic map, 62G/16 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Deerhorn School District No. 1338 - Daily Registers, GR0565, Archives of Manitoba.

Beyond Beginnings by Eriksdale Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, 1996, pages 61-62.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Holly Thorne, and Harvey Rowland for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 January 2021

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