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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dowsford School No. 190 (Municipality of Prairie View)

The Dowsford School District was established formally in December 1882 in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View. It operated at this site from 1910 to 1954 when it closed. The remaining students went to Solsgirth Consolidated School No. 462. The school building is no longer present at the site but a model and plaque, dedicated in 1984, commemorate it.

Dowsford School

Dowsford School (no date) by G. W. Bartlett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 67.

Dowsford School replica and commemorative plaque

Dowsford School replica and commemorative plaque (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.55654, W100.90063
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 February 2020

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