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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Weiden School No. 1604 (RM of Mossey River)

The Weiden School District was established in December 1911 and a one-room schoolhouse was built in 1915 at SW1-29-17W in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River. It operated until 1938 when it was destroyed by fire. A replacement was built on the same site. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its area became part of the Duck Mountain School Division. The former school building remained at the site until the late 1980s or early 1990s. It was not there at the time of a site visit in 2012.

Among the teachers who worked at Weiden School were A. M. Jennen (1926), W. I. McGregor (1930-1931), M. Talpash (1934-1935), F. Zaplitny (1936-1937), Batty Ann Cason (1950-1951), Lucy McCoun (1962-1963), Marie Szport (1957-1959), Bernice Zaplitny (1959-1963), A. F. Hyde (1963-1964), E. Taylor (1965-1967), Harry W. Chornoboy, Daniel J. Reese, and George E. Basham.

Students doing outdoor exercises at the original Weiden School

Students doing outdoor exercises at the original Weiden School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 1.

The former Weiden School building

The former Weiden School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 818.

The former Weiden School building

The former Weiden School building (late 1980s)
Source: Ed Arndt

Site Location (lat/long): N51.44980, W99.73243
denoted by symbol on the map above


Rorketon East topographic map, 62O/5 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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.

Opening the Door: The Past Comes Alive: The History of the Rural Municipality of Lawrence by Lawrence Municipal History Committee, 1997, page 477-478. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.L39 Ope]

We thank Ed Arndt and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2018

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