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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fraser School No. 1301 (RM of Harrison)

Fraser School was formally established in March 1904 and a school building was erected on this site in the Rural Municipality of Harrison. It operated until 1967. There is a small model of the former school at the site, along with a monument dedicated in August 1987 to the pioneers, pupils and teachers of the district. In the former schoolyard, the concrete foundation of the school building was converted into a granary.

The teachers of Fraser School were Miss Ethel Adams (1904), Miss Annie McTavish (1904-1905), Miss Isabelle McTavish (1906), Miss Francis McGill (1906-1907), Miss Alice Brandt (1908), Miss Hamilton (1909), Miss Cameron (1910), Miss Hume (1910), Mrs. Cooper (1910), S. G. Turner (1911), Rosa Cooper (1912-1913), Myrtle McLellan (1913), Mr. Onofreyo (1913-1914), Miss A. Zubachek (1914-1915), J. P. Hawryluk (1915-1917), A. Basarabowicz (1918-1919), Mr. N. Podworney (1919-1920), Leon Karpar (1920-1921), Miss Zebachek (1921-1922), Basil Trakalo (1922-1924), John Pitchell (1924-1926), Miss Harechuk (1926-1929), Stan Biluke (1930-1941), Alex Peloski (1941-1942), Stan Biluke (1943-1946), Miss Marie Zatilny (1946-1947), Miss Helen Choptuik (1947-1948), Mike Styba (1948-1950), J. Wolski (1950-1951), Miss Lillian Boyko (1951-1952), Miss Margaret Szwaluk (1952-1955), Ron Cook (1955-1956), Miss Margaret Hutton (1956-1957), Larry Yanick (1957-1959), Jean Yanick (1959-1960), Ed Sklar (1960-1961), Miss Calla Lett (1961-1962), Mrs. Palmer (1962), Ray Zachary (1962-1964), and Mrs. Evelyn Shindruk (1964-1967).

Fraser School

Fraser School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 94.

Fraser School

The former Fraser School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 531.

Fraser School

Fraser School Monument (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Fraser School

Granary made from the basement of the former Fraser School building (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.43207, W100.08100
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 History of Sandy Lake and District, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.S32 His]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 February 2015

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