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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sanders School No. 392 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Sanders School District was established formally in April 1885 and a schoolhouse operated at NW20-2-17W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. The district was dissolved in January 1968 but the former school building remains at the site. At the time of a 2012 site visit, the concrete foundation was found to exhibit significant structural deterioration.

Among the teachers of Sanders School were Mrs. Rae Richardson (1886) and Mrs. Margaret Smith (1967).

Sanders School

Sanders School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 38.

The former Sanders School building

The former Sanders School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1393.

The former Sanders School building

The former Sanders School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Sanders School building

The former Sanders School building (August 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

The former Sanders School building

The former Sanders School building (August 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the former Sanders School building

Interior of the former Sanders School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Basement of the former Sanders School building

Basement of the former Sanders School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.14665, W99.72775
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.

Reflections: Turtle Mountain Municipality and Killarney, 1882-1982, page 113.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 February 2020

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