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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harrowby School No. 603 (Harrowby, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

The Harrowby School District was established in June 1889 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in the village of Harrowby (NW28-20-29W) in what is now the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Russell School District and later the Pelly Trail School Division. As of 1986, the former school building was standing vacant but it was gone at the time of a 2012 site visit.

Among the teachers of Harrowby School was Adolph Robert “Bob” Holman (1949-1950).

Harrowby School

Harrowby School (no date) by G. W. Bartlett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 95.

Harrowby School

Harrowby School (circa 1949)
Source: Neil Holman

Harrowby School

Students at Harrowby School (circa 1949)
Source: Neil Holman

Harrowby School

Teacher Bob Holman at Harrowby School (circa 1949)
Source: Neil Holman

Harrowby School

The former Harrowby School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1197.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.75643, W101.45723
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Inglis West topographic map, 62K/14 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [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.

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

We thank Neil Holman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 June 2016

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