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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ralphton School No. 280 (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

Ralphton School operated at this site (NE36-11-24W) in what is now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth from 1885 to 1906, on land donated by local farmer Chris Curry. A wood frame schoolhouse was constructed, opening for classes in January 1885. After the school closed, students from this area went to Kenton School. The building was purchased by Curry and moved to his yard where it was used as a garage until being destroyed by fire in 1940. A monument was erected at the original site in September 1982, on land owned by Morris McGregor.

Among the teachers of Ralphton School were Miss E. Roberts (1885), Miss Fanny Kent, Miss Maggie West, Miss M. L. Mitchell, Miss L. Mitchell, Miss McDonald, Miss Sparrow, Miss McFadden, Miss Story, Miss Hill, Mr. W. Hudson, and Mr. A. A. Murray.

Ralphton School

Ralphton School (no date)
Source: Cradle to Combine: Kenton, 1881-1981 by Kenton History Committee, 1981, page 49.

Ralphton School commemorative monument

Ralphton School commemorative monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97513, W100.62275
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.

Cradle to Combine, Volume 2: Kenton, 1881-1981 by Kenton History Committee, 1981, page 265. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.K45]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 August 2020

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