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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Palmerston School No. 638 (Municipality of Prairie View)

The Palmerston School District was organized formally in March 1891 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE10-13-25W in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View. The district was dissolved in 1919 and its catchment area became part of the Miniota Municipal School District. The school continued in operation until closing in 1944 when it became part of the Crandall Consolidated School District.

Among the teachers of Palmerston School were Mrs. J. S. Watson, George Daintry, Miss Margaret Elliott, and William Miller.

Palmerston School

Palmerston School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 49.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.07888, W100.81168
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Palmerston Presbyterian Church (Municipality of Prairie View)


School District Formation Files [Palmerston School District No. 638], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

Bridging the Years: 1879-1967 by Miniota Women's Institute, 1967, pages 61-62.

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: 3 May 2021

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