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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mountain School No. 367 (Municipality of Louise)

The Mountain School District was established formally in February 1885 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW36-2-10W in what is now the Municipality of Louise. It closed in July 1962 and the school building was moved to SW6-3-10W for use as a private residence. A commemorative sign, unveiled on 1 July 1980, is situated on the former school site, on an unmanaged access road that may be impassable at times.

Among the teachers of Mountain School were James Best (1892), Miss Hill (1893), George Balfour (1896), D. W. Strachan (1896), Mr. J. Willow (1897), Mr. J. McTavish, Maggie Blaine, Ethel Blaine, Miss Dougall, Miss E. Cousins, Miss Kathryn Cousins (1915), Mrs. Petrie, Miss Olga Lalier, Miss E. Fargey, Clarence Douglas, Chester M. Fraser, Olive Windsor, Nellie Armitage, Miss Rind, Shirley Hardy, Electa Graham, Ruth Graham, Ann Blackburn, Edith Brown, Mrs. Laird, Miss Parsonage, Miss Freed, Doris Birston, Mrs. Scales, Peggy Rutherford, Lucy Bellay, Mrs. Gliddon, Miss B. Frith, Miss Vance, Miss Myrtle Scharf, Miss Kenyon, Margaret Seward, Mrs. Jopp, Lois Creith, Ella Brown, and Mrs. Knox Wood.

Mountain School

Mountain School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 94.

The former Mountain School building

The former Mountain School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 613.

Mountain School commemorative sign

Mountain School commemorative sign (2010)
Source: Ed Grassick

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.17734, W98.78371
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.

Turning Leaves: A History of La Riviere and District by La Riviere Historical Book Committee, c1979. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.L38 Tur]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Ed Grassick and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 August 2019

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