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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Willow Bluff School No. 1334 (Municipality of Pembina)

The Willow Bluff School District was organized formally around 1905 and a wood frame, one-room schoolhouse operated at SE27-4-9W in what is now the Municipality of Pembina. The district was dissolved in 1964 and its area became part of the Manitou Consolidated School District and later the Mountain School Division. No vestige of the school building remains at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Willow Bluff School was Vernon Albert Shewfelt (c1921).

Willow Bluff School

Willow Bluff School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 99.

Willow Bluff School commemorative sign

Willow Bluff School commemorative sign (June 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.32543, W98.59164
denoted by symbol on the map above


Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

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: 29 May 2021

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