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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ostrander School No. 113 (RM of Dufferin)

The Ostrander School District, established in 1881 in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, took its name from school board secretary-treasurer Andrew Ostrander, who was also postmaster at Salterville. Originally situated at SE5-6-4W, the first school building was torn down in the mid-1890s and a new school was constructed slightly south of the earlier site, in 1895. The school closed in 1968 and the district was dissolved. The school building was moved to N49.44423, W97.96913 where it was used for storage. A metal sign commemorates it at the earlier site.

Ostrander School

Ostrander School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 37.

Ostrander School

The former Ostrander School building (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Ostrander School

Ostrander School sign (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.45088, W97.95700
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.

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

School Bells & Honey Pails: A GPS Tour of Local Country Schools, Dufferin Historical Museum, circa 2011, 74 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2013

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