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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Calf Mountain School No. 489 (Municipality of Pembina)

Calf Mountain School was established in April 1880 and a building was erected in the southeast quarter of 33-2-7 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Pembina. It closed in July 1964 and the remaining students went to Darlingford Consolidated School No. 1228. The former school building was renovated as a private residence that, as of the early 1990s, stood at SW-15-4-7W.

Calf Mountain School

Calf Mountain School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 70.

The former Calf Mountain School building

The former Calf Mountain School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1002.

Calf Mountain School commemorative sign

Calf Mountain School commemorative sign (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.16310, W98.34442
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

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: 7 February 2021

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