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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sclater School No. 1565 (Sclater, RM of Mountain)

The Sclater School District was organized formally in April 1911 and, in 1915, a one-room schoolhouse was constructed at NE11-34-23W in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. The school closed and the district was dissolved in March 1966. Its area became part of the Pine River Consolidated School District No. 2438 and later the Duck Mountain School Division. The school building was destroyed by fire but the teacherage, now collapsed, remains at the site.

Among the teachers of Sclater School were Joseph Pysko (1920), Peter Bugera, and Walter Wolfe (1947).

Sclater School

Sclater School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 140.

Remains of the Sclater School teacherage

Remains of the Sclater School teacherage (July 2014)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.91477, W100.60732
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.

Hardships to Happiness: History Flows from Pine River and District by Pine River History Committee, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.P60 Har]

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 April 2021

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