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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mineral Creek School No. 1108 (Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

The Mineral Creek School District was organized formally in April 1901 and a one-room school building was erected the following year, at a cost of $350, on the northeast quarter of 11-25-21 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Gilbert Plains. The school housed children in grades 1 to 8 until 1926 when an additional classroom was built to house grades 7 to 11.

The district was dissolved in 1967 with remaining students going to Brickburn Consolidated School. Over the course of its 66 years of operation, Mineral Creek School had a total of 57 teachers instructing 670 students. The former school building was moved to Gilbert Plains where it was used for a time, along with the former Deer Park School and Halicz School, as overflow classroom space. After a new elementary school building opened, it was moved to the village of Ashville where it was turned into a community hall. It later became a private residence. A stone monument dedicated on 1 August 1993 commemorates the school at its original location.

Among the teachers of Mineral Creek School was Lloyd S. Smith (?-1948).

Mineral Creek School

Mineral Creek School (no date) by R. J. MacKenzie
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 59.

Mineral Creek School

Mineral Creek School monument (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.14834, W100.29764
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mineral Creek School No. 1108 / Ashville Community Centre (Ashville, Municipality of Gilbert Plains)


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.

Country Schools of Gilbert Plains by Barry Randell, 2006.

Obituary [Lloyd S. Smith], Grandview Exponent, 22 August 2006, page 23.

We thank Ed Arndt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 August 2017

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