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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hazel Glen School No. 1858 (RM of Brokenhead)

The Hazel Glen School District was organized formally in February 1917 and a school building operated on the southwest quarter of 19-12-7 east of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead. It was replaced around 1954 by the present structure, which closed in 1968. The building was later used as a community centre but was vacant at the time of a 2012 site visit. It was later converted into a private residence.

Among the teachers of Hazel Glen School were Laura Thorarinson Armstrong (1932-2013) and Ruth Emisch (1953-1955).

The original Hazel Glen School building

The original Hazel Glen School building (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 55.

The former Hazel Glen School building

The former Hazel Glen School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 199.

Exterior of the former Hazel Glen school building

Exterior of the former Hazel Glen school building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Hazel Glen school building

Interior of the former Hazel Glen school building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Hazel Glen School commemorative sign

Hazel Glen School commemorative sign (August 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.01786, W96.63503
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.

Over the Rainbow: Memories of a Country School Teacher by Ruth Emisch, 1993.

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

Obituary [Laura Johanna Gudrun Thorarinson Armstrong], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 2013.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2020

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