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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manson Consolidated School No. 841 (Manson, RM of Ellice-Archie)

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The Pleasant View School District was established formally in March 1895, on the northeast quarter of 5-14-29 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Ellice-Archie. In February 1917, it became Manson Consolidated School and, in the fall of that year, it occupied a newly constructed two-storey, two-classroom brick veneer building in the village of Manson. The district was dissolved in December 1968 and remaining students went to Rutherglen Consolidated School in McAuley. The former school building was used for a time as a church until it was demolished. A monument, unveiled on 9 July 1983, occupies its former site.





Samuel Howard “Sam” Doctoroff (1907-1978)


Harold Preston Moffat (1906-1998)


Axel Vopnfjord (1902-1993)


George Albert Frith (1910-1974)


Arthur Neilson (1908-1975)


Leo M. Landry


Doris M. MacPherson


Ethel Wood


Winnifred Smith


K. C. Michalchuk


Alistair Haldane Jakeman (1926-2005)




S. Poole


Helen P. Purchase


P. Huebner


James S. Cochrane


Frank E. Basiuk


Mrs. H. Couch


No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Manson School

Manson School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 9.

The former Manson School

The former Manson School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 37.

The former Manson School

The former Manson School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 36.

Manson School commemorative monument

Manson School commemorative monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13669, W101.37188
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 May 1917, page 7.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

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

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2021

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