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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moresby School No. 910 (Municipality of Prairie View)

The Moresby School District was organized formally in September 1897 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View from 1898 to 1917, when it was consolidated into Foxwarren Consolidated School No. 525. A commemorative monument remains at the former school site.

The teachers of Moresby School included Mary Smith (1898-1899), Helen Noble (1900-1901), Rose Hammond (1902), Janet Leach (1903-1904), Mary Stewart (1905), Harriet Taylor (1905-1907, 1910), Mary Cuthbertson (1907), Irene Shaw (1908), Anna Huehnichen (1909-1910), Mary Burke (1911-1912), Gertrude McLaren (1913-1914), Annie Hodgson (1914-1915), and Dorothy Stocker (1916-1917).

Teacher Mary Cuthbertson with students at Moresby School

Teacher Mary Cuthbertson with students at Moresby School (circa 1907)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2015-0001

Moresby School commemorative monument

Moresby School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.49845, W101.20023
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.

The Fox’s Tale: The History of Foxwarren and the Consolidated School District #525 by Foxwarren and District History Book Committee, 1989, page 62.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2021

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