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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Silver Creek Centennial Monument (Angusville, RM of Riding Mountain West)

This monument in Angusville in the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West commemorates the 100th aniversary of the Rural Municipality of Silver Creek in 1984. It is topped by the former Angusville town bell. In addition to serving as a fire bell, it was rung four times each day: 12 noon, 1:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 9:00 PM. The bell and its tower, at the corner of Main Street and Wrights Avenue West, were disposed of in the late 1960s. The bell’s whereabouts were unknown until it was discovered on the bottom of a nearby lake. The monument also commemorates local pioneers, veterans, and the founding municipal council, and schools that operated in the area through the years:

School

Period of Operation

Angus School No. 1487

1909-1979

Balfour School No. 1838

1916-1966

Boyle School No. 167

1884-1960

Colonsay School No. 2081

1921-1940

Clifford School No. 804

1893-1945

Jellicoe School No. 1836

1916-1945

Lakedale School No. 1690

1914-1960

Lidford School No. 1216

1903-1938

Lima School No. 1445

1910-1968

Minniska School No. 556

1889-1965

Seeburn School No. 452

1884-1967

St. Mary’s School No. 451

1884-1967

Silver Creek School No. 288

1884-1967

Stratford School No. 814

1894-1967

Tuckersmith School No. 1395

1907-1963

Pelly Trail School No. 37

1968-present

Photos & Maps

Silver Creek Centennial Monument

Silver Creek Centennial Monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.73443, W101.01970
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2017

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