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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edison School No. 2091 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Edison School District was organized formally in November 1921 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at the northeast corner of NE36-23-7W in the Rural Municipality of Woodlea, in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. In 1936, the district became part of the Woodlea Municipal School District. It was reformed as a separate school district in 1958, becoming in 1967 part of the Lakeshore School Division. The former schoolhouse still stood at the time of a 2015 site visit.

Among the teachers of Edison School were Katherine Penner (1941-1942) and Catherine Fairlie Dowie (1942-1943).

Edison School

Edison School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 92.

The former Edison School building

The former Edison School building (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Edison School building

The former Edison School building (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.03747, W98.30507
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Woodlea Municipal School District No. 1589], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Edison School District #2091 Daily Registers, GR3613, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional informaion used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 May 2021

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