Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tamarisk School No. 847 (Municipality of Grandview)
The Tamarisk School District was established formally in December 1894. A school building operated on the southwest quarter of 29-24-23 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Grandview. The present school building, dating from 1909 based on a Hooper #2 design, closed in 1967 when it joined the Intermountain School Division. The building is still present at the site, maintained by a local group. In 1995, it became a municipally-designated historic site.
Among the early teachers who worked at Tamarisk School were Montague Shore (1895), Albert Ormiston (1896), Richard W. Craig (1897), Albert J. Hatcher (1898), Gertrude Wood (1899-1900), Hugh A. Laughlin (1901), Margaret M. Fortune (1901), Patricia Samson (1902), J. N. Murphy (1903), E. A. More (1904), Margaret Evans (1905-1906), James I. Morkin (1906-1908), Jacob Arbuckle (1909), Bertha Morrison (1909), George L. Dibblee (1909-1910), E. F. Westerman (1910), Christina Cormack (1911-1912), D. McQuarrie (1912), H. Jonson (1913-1914), P. F. Kearns (1914-1915), A. E. Harris (1914-1915), Murial Brigham (1914-1916), J. M. Sutherland (1916-1917), Mrs. B. Ridyard (1916-1917), V. M. Stairs (1917-1918), Roberta A. Anderson (1917-1921), and Phoebe Anderson (1918-1921).
Among the other teachers who worked at Tamarisk School were Thomas Wilbert Emerson (1925-1926), Lenore Denby (1926-1927), Alex Cummings (1927-1942), Murial Cameron (1927-1928), Sophia Cutforth (1928-1930), Lillian Martin (1929-1930), Edith Dunseath (1930-1934), Vera Storey (1934-1938), Kathleen Clay (1938-1940), Elizabeth Nash (1940-1942), Lorna L. Wilson (1942-1943), Doreen Basset (1943-1944), and Doris Shield (1944-1945).
Photos & Coordinates
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
Fiftieth Anniversary: 1895-1945, Tamarisk School District, Grandview, Manitoba. [Gordon Goldsborough, 2019-0061]
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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.
Tamarisk School, SW 29-24-23W, Grandview area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 May 2023