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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maple Lake School No. 614 (Findlay, RM of Sifton)

The Maple Lake School District was established formally in April 1890 and a school building was erected the next year in the village of Findlay at SW13-7-25W in the Rural Municipality of Sifton. It closed in 1968. The building was moved to a nearby farmyard (about N49.56561, W100.75203) where it was still standing as of 2015 but a monument commemorates it at the former site.

Maple Lake School

Maple Lake School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 97.

Maple Lake School

The former Maple Lake School building (September 2015)
Source: Ken Storie

Maple Lake School

Maple Lake School monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.56859, W100.75823
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.

We thank Ken Storie for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2015

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