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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kemulch School No. 1323 (Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

The Kemulch School District was organized formally in May 1904 and a school building was built on two acres of land donated by William Stephen, on the northwest quarter of 17-38-26 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman. The school closed in June 1967. The former school building is not present at the site but a metal plaque commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Kemulch School were Miss MacKinnon (1905), Miss M. Connolly (1905-1906), Miss Flanders (1928), and Kay Tall (1967).

Kemulch School

Kemulch School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 98.

Kemulch School

Kemulch School (circa 1920)
Source: Ethel Phillips Parkman

Students of Kemulch School

Students of Kemulch School (circa 1920)
Source: Ethel Phillips Parkman

Kemulch School commemorative plaque

Kemulch School commemorative plaque (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.27450, W101.15608
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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

We thank Jody Hendry and Ethel Phillips Parkman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 August 2020

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