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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hillsdale School No. 219 (RM of Sifton)

The Hillsdale School District was organized formally in August 1884 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE1-9-23W in the Rural Municipality of Sifton. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Souris Consolidated School District and later the Souris Valley School Division. The school building is no longer present at the site but a monument dedicated in 2013 commemorates it.

Hillsdale School

Hillsdale School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 77.

Hillsdale School commemorative monument

Hillsdale School commemorative monument (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Hillsdale School commemorative monument

Hillsdale School commemorative monument (April 2021)
Source: Kathryn Hyndman

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.71700, W100.46321
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Hillsdale School District No. 219], 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 Ken Storie, Kathryn Hyndman, and David Ford for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 April 2021

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