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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alcester School No. 380 (Municipality of Grassland)

The Alcester School District was organized formally in February 1887 and a school building operated at SE18-5-19W and NE15-5-19W. After the school closed in June 1949, its building was moved to Minto, in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, where it was used as the local Legion Hall.

Among the teachers who worked at Alcester School were Velma Morrow (1910), Mary Gordon (1917-1918), Mabel Campbell, Miss Rose Dales (wife of Frank Callaghan), Ester Rutherford, Lillian Gibson, Nessie Lee, Margaret Scarrow, Myrtle Sparrow, Ruby Young, James Edwin Scarrow, Laura Fleming, Doris Campbell, Jean Sellers, Mrs. Palmer, Irene Fitzpatrick, Rae McMillan, Jean McMillan, and Miss Shirley Shackel (1948-1949).

The former Alcester School building

The former Alcester School building (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.40742, W100.02373
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Minto: People of Pride, 1881 to 1998 by Minto History Book Committee, 1998, pages 43-44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2021

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