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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Garland School No. 1374 (RM of Mountain)

The Garland School District was organized formally in June 1905 and a school bulding was erected on the west side of highway #10, near the Garland Catholic Cemetery, in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. That school was destroyed by fire in 1922 and its replacement was built the following year in the nearby village of Garland. In the early 1930s, overcrowding necessitated the construction of a second building at the south end of the school yard. One building was used for grades 1 to 4 and the other larger one for grades 5 and up. The district was dissolved in 1967 when it became part of the Duck Mountain School Division. The larger school building was converted into a church while the smaller one was renovated into a private residence.

Among the teachers of Garland School was Nick Kohuch (1950).

Garland School

Garland School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 107.

Garland School

The former Garland School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Garland School

Interior of the former Garland School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.65553, W100.46130
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.

Cooking With Class: A Century of Community Schools, A 2008 Fundraising Project of the Ethelbert District Community Fund.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2015

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