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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Birdview School / Darveau School No. 1869 (RM of Mountain)

Known originally as the Birdview School District when it was organized in March 1917, it was renamed Darveau at some point. A one-room schoolhouse operated at NW11-35-20W in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Duck Mountain School Division.

Among the teachers of Darveau School was Stella Howelko.

Darveau School

Darveau School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 47.

Former site of Darveau School

Former site of Darveau School (June 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.99732, W100.22618
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Darveau School District No. 1868], GR1688, E0027, 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.

We thank Dennis Thompson and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 October 2019

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