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Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Star School No. 1103 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

The North Star School District was established in March 1901 and it operated a one-room schoolhouse at NE31-3-4E, in what is now the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin, until 1912 when the district was dissolved. It re-formed in May 1922 and the school re-opened, operating until 1937 when it was moved to the southwest corner of the section. It remained there until 1950 when a new structure was built at the former site. The original building was moved to St. Malo where it was renovated into a private residence. The new school building closed permanently in June 1966, the district was dissolved in 1967, and its area became part of the Red River School Division. The building was moved to a farm six miles south of Arnaud and converted into a residence.

Among the teachers who worked at North Star School were Annie Calder (1903), Marion L. Williams, Margaret Lamont, Miss Caldwell, Miss A. H. Spear, Lilly Weldon, Miss A. M. Sowery, Mary Pinn, Edna Curran, Peter R. Harder (circa 1935), Mr. G. Baerg, Helen Penner, Mildred Hackland, Donalda Stewart, Inez Schmidt, Alice Schultz, Katy Regier, Gervaise Catellier, Mary Poetker, Lyall Badgley, Mary Goertz, Jane Voth, Lionell Frechette, Martha Peters, Joan Stewart, Nancy Barnett, Claire Hogue, Effie Stepaniuk, Armande Marion, Rennie Marion, Annie E. Hill Wright, and Mr. Berg.

North Star School

North Star School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 58.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.26568, W97.03020
denoted by symbol on the map above


Morris East topographic map, 62H/6 East, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

Arnaud Through the Years by Arnaud Historical Society, 1974. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

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: 26 March 2021

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