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Manitoba History No. 88

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Books on Manitoba History: The Greenridge School Story

by the Friends of Greenridge
Susan Cosens, Glen Jeffery, Pat Jeffery, Merlin Shoesmith, and Catherine Thexton

To order a copy ($25 plus shipping), contact Susan Cosens at

R. B. Smith, Charles Slater and Thomas Porter served as the first trustees of Greenridge School District #211 when it was formed in 1884. Greenridge School, also known as The Red School, was located on the corner of SW ¼ Sec. 31, Range 15, Township 2E or 4 miles north of Balmoral and two and a half miles west of Gunton, Manitoba.

On 16 October 2011, a cairn and memorial bench were dedicated near the original site of Greenridge School #211. The Friends of Greenridge School have prepared an 88-page book about the life and times of families who lived in the surrounding area during the time the school was open as well as when the school was converted into a home.

Table of Contents







History of Greenridge School District 211

Why Greenridge?
R. A. Quickfall: A Forgotten Congregation
Catherine Thexton: Greenridge S.D. #211

School Days

Student Admissions
List of Teachers
Secretary’s Register
Members of the School Board
Gleanings from the School Registers
District News and Weather
Early Photos
Where They Lived

Family Histories and Stories

Remembering the Cliffords
The Cosens Story
Jesse Coupland
The Endersby Family History
John Scott Fines
The Jefferson Story
The Mercers
The Mortons
The Quickfalls
Constance Muriel Simpson
The Slater Story
Jim Slater
John Henry Slater
Alice Slater
Robert Millar Slater
Nora Thingstad

Greenridge School after Closure

The Old Schoolhouse
Land Ownership and Use of the Farm with Greenridge School
Gail Eichler’s (Charison) recollections
Jacquey Graham’s family recollections
Why the Red School?

The Cairn Project

Background and photos
Fun’d Raiser
Dedication Ceremony

The Book Fun’d Raiser


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