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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mayne School No. 753 (Municipality of Riverdale)

The Mayne School District was established in May 1893, probably named for Thomas Mayne Daly, and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE28-11-21W in what is now the Municipality of Riverdale. The school closed in June 1959 due to insufficient enrollment. The district was dissolved in 1966 and its catchment area became part of the River Consolidated School District and later the Rolling River School Division.

Among the teachers of Mayne School were Constance Jean Wareham “Bernice” McDonald (1949-1950), Miss Edith Neufeld (1950-1952), Miss Ruth Rogers (1952-1953, 1954-1955), Miss Laura Willems (1953-1954), Miss Caroline M. Stobbe (1955-1956), and Mrs. Wilhelmina “Ena” Ross (1956-1959).

Mayne School

Mayne School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 120.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.94602, W100.27953
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Mayne Daly (1852-1911)

Sources:

Alexander West topographic map, 62F/16 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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 Kathy Enns for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2021

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