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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wallace School No. 405 (RM of Oakview)

The Wallace School District was organized formally in May 1885 and a school building was constructed on the southwest quarter of 4-13-19 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview. It closed in January 1964 and remaining students went to either Rapid City Consolidated School No. 2392 or Elton Municipal School No. 2360. A monument was erected at its former site.

Among the teachers of Wallace School was Frances H. Creighton (1897).

Wallace School

Wallace School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 44.

Wallace School

Wallace School (1951)
Source: Ed Arndt

Wallace School commemorative monument

Wallace School commemorative monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.06379, W100.02588
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

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: 12 February 2021

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