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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morranville School No. 901 (Municipality of Grandview)

A monument stands at the original site of Morranville School, located on the southwest quarter of 11-26-24 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Grandview. Built of logs hauled by local volunteers, the school building measured 20 feet by 30 feet and was named for settlers in the area who had the surname Morran. The school was the site of local dances, concerts, meetings, and picnics.

In 1920, as the region became more heavily settled, the school closed and its land area was divided into two new school districts: Wicklow School District to the north, and a smaller Morranville School District to the south. The old school building was moved to NW13-26-24W (about N51.25372, W100.71907) where it was used for a time as a local museum. A commemorative monument at its former site, along with an old school bell, was dedicated on 3 August 1995.

Former Morranville School building

Former Morranville School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 492.

Morranville School commemorative monument

Morranville School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.23542, W100.74217
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morranville School No. 901 (Municipality of Grandview)

Sources:

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.

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1995-1996, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 July 2018

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