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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rice Lake School No. 2166 (RM of Mossey River)

The Rice Lake School District was organized formally in January 1927 and a school building was erected at this site in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River. In 1967, it joined the Duck Mountain School Division. The school building was used for a time as a granary but now stands vacant at its former site.

Rice Lake School

Rice Lake School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 107.

Rice Lake School

The former Rice Lake School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 813.

Rice Lake School

Rice Lake School (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Rice Lake School

Interior of Rice Lake School (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Rice Lake School

Interior of Rice Lake School (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.53388, W99.90220
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2015

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