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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lucania School No. 1290 (Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

The Lucania School District was established formally in May 1904, and a school building was erected the next year at this site in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. The school closed in 1966. The building was moved and remaining standing as of 2020. A monument commemorates it at the original site.

Among the teachers of Lucania School were Ralph Robbins (1905-1906), Amy Haywood (1907), Harmon Elmer Sweet (1908), Ethel W. Johnson (1909), Ethel W. Johnson (1909), Charles H. S. Traill (1910), Willard Rife (1910), A. Gertrude McDonald (1911), Montague Shore (1912), Harriet L. Smith (1913), Edward Harmon (1913), Vida M. Poole (1914), Gladys Barber (1914-1915), Mabel Poole (1916-1917), Gladys Thompson (1918), Jennie Brethour (1919), Pearl Nicols (1920), Jean Miller (1920-1921), Edith O. Miller (1921), Sadie Miller (1922), Edith Windsor (1922), Eleanor Robertson (1923), Sadie McNutt (1924-1925), Alice Dafoe (1925), Clara Langseth (1925-1949), James B. Norrie (1949-1950), Miss L. Reimer (1950-1951), Miss Ida Roman (1952), Dorothy Funk (1953), Ronald Koch (1954), Miss M. Jenkins (1955), Mrs. M. Marciski (1956, 1957-1958), Miss Carole Clapper (1956-1957), Mrs. Denise Labchuk (1958-1959, 1960-1962), E. G. Zerbyk (1959-1960), Mrs. Elsie Bradley (1962-1963), and Mrs. Joan McDonald (1963-1966).

Children in front of Lucania School

Children in front of Lucania School (Spring 1926)
Source: Jennifer Brulé

Lucania School

Lucania School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 92.

Lucania School commemorative monument

Lucania School commemorative monument (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.56034, W99.12312
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.

Tracks of Time: Glenella and Districts by Glenella History Committee, 1990, pages 121-122. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.G65 Tra]

We thank Jennifer Brulé and Lorna Clark for providing information used here..

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2023

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