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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norman School No. 484 (RM of Elton)

The Norman School District was established in February 1887, with a building erected at SE27-12-17W in the Rural Municipality of Elton. The first school operated until 1926 and was replaced by a new structure the following year. The school closed in June 1963 and the building used for several years as a community centre. It was torn down in 1985 and a monument, erected the same year, is located with the Creeford Church monument, about one mile north of the former school site, which is now occupied by a private residence.

Among the teachers who worked at the original Norman School were Mr. A. Johnston (1888), Anne Sutherland (1889), Miss Walton, Miss White, Mr. Tingley, Miss Hayward, Miss Rogers, and Miss I. Armstrong. The ones who worked in the new school were G. Hamilton, A. Loney, M. Wiles, J. Gunn, O. Delbridge, S. Hoey, J. Casselman, I. Northcott, M. Clark, C. Willmott, M. Wilson, A. Dunlop, D. Douglas, O. Sigfusson, P. Muirhead, M. Gillespie, E. Spears, Mrs. R. Jardine, Mrs. A. Pickford, Martha Loewen, Miss Zink, F. Mae Chudley, Mrs. Tedlie, Mrs. Outhwaite, and Mrs. Kirk Gillespie.

Norman School

Norman School monument (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.04836, W99.70643
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Homesteaders and Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality in its First Century by Elton Historical Committee, 1973. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.E48 Hom]

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.

Quest in Roots by Brookdale Historical Society, 1987. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.B81Que]

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 Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2015

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