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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lees School No. 579 (RM of South Norfolk)

This monument in the Rural Municipality of South Norfolk commemorates Lees School, which was established in a building on the southwest quarter of 32-7-8 west of the Principal Meridian, in May 1889. It closed in January 1963 with the remaining students going to Rathwell Consolidated School No. 578 or Notre Dame de Lourdes Consolidated School No. 2390.

Lees School

Lees School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 91.

Lees School

Lees School monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.60648, W98.50569
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2013

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