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Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Lake School No. 1431 (RM of Mossey River)

The North Lake School District was organized formally in March 1907 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW11-29-18W in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its area became part of the Duck Mountain School Division. Only the concrete steps of the former school building were present at the time of a 2015 site visit.

Among the teachers of North Lake School were John Kerkach, Miss Safinuik, and Mr. Zurbyk.

North Lake School and teacherage

North Lake School and teacherage (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 116.

The former North Lake School building

The former North Lake School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 816.

Steps for the former North Lake School building

Steps for the former North Lake School building (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.47743, W99.90008
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Lakeland School No. 754 (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)


Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2021

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