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Historic Sites of Manitoba: King Edward School #1 No. 1291 (RM of Gimli)

The King Edward School was established in June 1904. The first log structure was built at Haas (now Camp Morton), about two miles west of Lake Winnipeg. It served the educational needs of the community until 1915 when it was determined that two schools were needed. King Edward School No. 1 was built in 1915, and King Edward School No. 2 was built the next year. The first teacher of No. 1 was Miss J. Inga Tergesen, daughter of businessman H. P. Tergesen of Gimli. In 1924, the Sisters of Service arrived in the area and took over teaching duties at the two schools, continuing until April 1967 when, due to consolidation of rural schools, both schools closed and the remaining students were bussed to Gimli.

King Edward School #1

King Edward School #1 (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 92.

King Eward School #1 commemorative monument

King Eward School #1 commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.71388, W97.01286
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: King Edward School #2 No. 1291 (RM of Gimli)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: King Edward School (Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)


Rural Municipality of Gimli: Historical Highlights, 1887-1987 by Rural Municipality of Gimli Centennial Homecoming Committee. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.G55 Rur.

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 January 2021

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