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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Zelota School No. 1746 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

The Zelota School District was organized formally in March 1914, after residents in this area lobbied educational officials in Winnipeg, and a one-room schoolhouse operated at the southwest corner of SW5-2-5E in what is now the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin. In the early 1950s, a new school was constructed at NW32-1-5E (about N49.08868, W96.89745) on a three-acre property purchased from Bohdan Nedohin. The school closed permanently in June 1967 and students were then bused to Ridgeville School. The former schoolhouse was sold and removed from the site while the land was sold back to the Nedohin family. The school district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Boundary School Division.

Among the teachers of Zelota School was Pauline Nedohin.

Students at the original Zelota School

Students at the original Zelota School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 27.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.08957, W96.89784
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Zelota School District No. 1746], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

We thank Brian Nedohin for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2021

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