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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dumfries School No. 192 (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

The Dumfries School District was formed in 1884, with a building erected in the northwest corner of SW7-14-14W in what is now the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford. In 1903, a new school was built on SE14-14-15 on an acre of land purchased from James Hall for $1. The school closed in June 1966 and consolidated with Neepawa School No. 126. In December of that year, the Dumfries Women’s Institute bought the building for use as a community centre then, in 1977, sold it to the Neepawa Trail Blazers Skidoo Club. It was sold a couple more times to private interests and eventually became a workshop. Its roof was removed and an implement shed was built over it. A monument was erected at the former school site in 1970.

Among the teachers who worked at Dumfries School through the years was Hazel M. Kellington.

Dumfries School

Dumfries School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 67.

Dumfries School commemorative monument

Dumfries School commemorative monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.18198, W99.40848
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.

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 Beautiful Plains Story: 1983-2008 by Neepawa and Area History Committee, 2008, page 155.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 October 2019

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