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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Keyes School / Midway School No. 1068 (Keyes, RM of Lansdowne)

Midway School opened in May 1900 on NE36-14-13 west of the Principal Meridian. Its name was changed to Keyes School at some point during its history. The school closed in January 1968. A monument was erected on 11 July 2009 for the 125th anniversary of the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne in commemoration of the school’s students, teachers, and trustees.

Among the teachers of Keyes School was Margaret Szwaluk Lesperance (1947-1948).

Keyes School

Postcard view of Keyes School at right (no date) by Charles I. Meyers
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0062

Keyes School

Keyes School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 50.

Keyes School

Keyes (Midway) School monument (April 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.23972, W99.12166
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.

Manitoba Permit Teachers of World War II, compiled by Louisa Loeb, Winnipeg: Hyperion Press Ltd., 2007.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 July 2016

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