Historic Sites of Manitoba: Craigsford School No. 1764 (Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

The Craigsford School District was organized formally in September 1914. It operated a school building on the southeast quarter of 2-38-25 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Minitonas. It closed in June 1967. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a plaque erected in 1990 commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Craigsford School were Miss Murphy (1916) and Mrs. Yvonne Pohl (1967).

Craigsford School

Craigsford School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 31.

Craigsford School commemorative monument

Craigsford School commemorative monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.23107, W101.06462
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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2021

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