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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wicks School No. 1436 (Municipality of Two Borders)

The Wicks School District was established formally in September 1907 and it operated a one-room schoolhouse at SW21-3-29W in what is now the Municipality of Two Borders. The school closed in June 1953 and the remaining students were bused to Pierson School. The district was dissolved in 1956. As of 2012, the building is used as a garage on the privately-owned site.

Among the teachers who worked at Wicks School was Howard Lincoln Brace (1909), May Haight, Roxy Bride, Lydia McDermit, Barbara Melvin, Annie Miller, Jean Fairhall, Myrtle Thompson, Miss MacKenzie, Miss Raspmason, George Henry, Jean Rusk, Myrtle Crossman, Miss Cramer, Edith Miller Rennie, Margaret Graham, Jean Gilmour, Jeannette Gustafson, Yvonne Gustafson, Evelyn Munro, Freda Couling, Frances Brennand, and Eva Muir (1952-1953).

Wicks School

Wicks School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 117.

The former Wicks School building

The former Wicks School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 368.

The former Wicks School building

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.22410, W101.33589
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.

Harvests of Time: History of the R.M. of Edward by Edward History Book Committee, 1983, pages 177-178.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2020

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