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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Thor School No. 1430 (RM of Argyle)

The Thor School District was established formally in July 1907 and a school building was erected the next year on the northeast corner of 28-5-13 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Argyle. The school closed in 1959 and its remaining students went to St. Alphonse Consolidated School No. 2371. The building no longer sits on the site but a cairn erected on 9 July 1995 commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Thor School was Hansena Gudny “Sena” Gunnlaugson.

Thor School

Thor School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 116.

Thor School commemorative monument

Thor School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.42896, W99.15665
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Baldur District Schools (RM of Argyle)


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.

Obituary [Hansena G. Gunnlaugson], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 1998, page C12.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 March 2020

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