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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mountain Eve School No. 1152 (Municipality of McCreary)

The Mountain Eve School District was organized formally in February 1899 and a one-room schoolhouse was constructed on the southeast corner of SW27-20-15W in what is now the Municipality of McCreary. By 1936, this location was no longer considered central so a site in the southwest corner of NW22-20-15W was chosen. The vacant building for Marshall School No. 2013, in better condition than the original Mountain Eve school, was moved to the site. The original building was sold and moved to McCreary where it was used as a restaurant, telephone exchange, office, and home. At this time, the district became part of the McCreary Municipal School District No. 1348.

In 1949, the second schoolhouse was moved to SE17-20-15W where it remained until closure in 1962 due to declining enrollment. The district was dissolved in 1962 and its catchment area became part of the Turtle River School Division. The former school was used for a time as a community year before being sold and moved to a farmyard at NW8-20-15W.

Among the teachers of Mountain Eve School were C. Matheson (1906), Mary Hill (1907), L. McRae (1907), R. Power (1910), F. Hey (1912), M. Currie (1914), B. Bateman (1916), Pearl Harrison (1917), Lala M. Wiens (1917), H. Cavers (1918), I. Faust (1919), Helen Banta (1920), M. McGorman (1920), E. Nicol (1921), A. Girling (1923), M. McGuire (1924), L. Woodcock (1925), C. Johnson (1927), E. Sharman (1927), Margaret Mackie (1929), V. Copeland (1931, 1935), E. Philp (1934), V. Meldrum (1938), I. Urry (1940), E. Sissons (1941), F. Brook (1944), O. Code (1945, 1948), D. Single (1946), N. Kuzyk (1947), O. Nakoneshny (1949), D. Twilley (1953), L. Rempel (1954), A. Bouchard (1955), J. Whyte (1957), P. Unger (1958), E. Williams (1959), and Phyllis Unger (1960).

The original Mountain Eve School building

The original Mountain Eve School building (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 67, N21900.

The original Mountain Eve School building

The second Mountain Eve School building (no date) by H. Connolly
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 67, N21880.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.73540, W99.48428
denoted by symbol on the map above

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.

McCreary: Milestones and Memories by McCreary History Book Committee, 1987, pages 137-138.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 August 2020

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