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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Prairie Star School No. 1210 (RM of Rosser)

The Prairie Star School District was established formally in January 1903 and a one-room schoolhouse operated upon the northeast corner of NE20-11-1E in the Rural Municipality of Rosser. The school closed in June 1941 and its students transferred to East Rosser School in the fall of 1941. No vestige of the school remains at the site.

Among the teachers of Prairie Star School were H. Smith (1907), Miss R. Rayner (1907-1910), Miss Stock (?-?), Miss Imes (?-?), Miss Johnston (1911-1912), Miss Jannis (1912-1914), Jessie Innes (1914-1920), Mary Tabor (1921), Gladys Staples (1921-1922), Muriel Oliver (1923), Isabel Dawson (1923-1926), Myrtle Bowman (1926-1928), Clara Jenkins (1928-1930), Janet Kyle (1930-1931), Miss Williams (?-?), Irene Tully (?-?), Dorothy Emily Ryan (1936-1940), and Miss Spencely (?-?).

Prairie Star School

Prairie Star School (no date) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 78.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.94541, W97.41329
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

The First Hundred Years, 1893-1993 by the Rosser Municipality Centennial History Book Committee, page 98.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Prairie Star School District No. 1210 - Daily Registers, GR2043, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Prairie Star School District No. 1210 - Miscellaneous, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Prairie Star School District No. 1210 - Cash and Minute Book, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 April 2019

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