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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grainfields School No. 2186 (Municipality of Roblin)

Identified in some sources as Greenfields School, the Grainfields School District was organized formally in August 1928. A school building operated on the southwest quarter of 24-25-28 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Roblin. It closed in January 1959 and the remaining students went to Goose Lake Consolidated School No. 1283. The former school building still stands at the site, surrounded on all sides by dense growth of caragana bushes.

Among the teachers who worked at Grainfields School was Michael Mazur (2 years).

Grainfields School

Grainfields School building (1930) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 109.

Grainfields School

Grainfields School (no date)
Source: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch 2186, HRR4516.

Grainfields School

The former Grainfields School building, now closely encroached on all sides by bushes (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.16946, W101.28059
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned 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.

Shell River Municipality Century One, 1884-1984: Memories of Roblin and Rural Districts by Roblin History Book Committee, 1986, page 267.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2017

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