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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Emesville School No. 1707 (RM of West St. Paul)

The Emesville School District was established in November 1913, named for local farmer and municipal councilor Daniel Henry “Dan” Emes. A one-room schoolhouse operated at NE17-12-3E in the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul. In Septemer 1946, a $3,500 loan was secured to build a new schoolhouse. The school closed in 1961 and the district was dissolved in the following year. The building was moved to Blackdale Road and renovated into a private residence. A playground and commemorative plaque occupy the former school site.

Among the teachers of Emesville School was Mr. Alexander (1913).

Commemorative plaque at the former site of Emesville School

Commemorative plaque at the former site of Emesville School (May 2017)
Source: Christine Loff

Emesville School

Emesville School (no date)
Source: RM of West St. Paul

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.01078, W97.14496
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Henry “Dan” Emes (1877-1962)

Sources:

Stonewall East topographic map, 62H/11 East, Edition 1, 1952, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

Municipal borrowing files (MA 0039), Emesville School District No. 1707, GR1799, 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 information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Christine Loff.

Page revised: 5 October 2020

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