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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fairfield School No. 418 (RM of Prairie Lakes)

The Fairfield School District was established formally in August 1885, with a school building erected in the northeast quarter of 10-4-17 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes. The school closed in 1964 and the district was dissolved in January 1967. The building is gone from the site, replaced by a monument dedicated at a ceremony on 22 July 1967.

Among the teachers of Fairfield School was John J. Pool (1893).

Fairfield School

Fairfield School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 40.

Fairfield School commemorative monument

Fairfield School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.29610, W99.67850
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Reflections: Turtle Mountain Municipality and Killarney, 1882-1982, page 108.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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