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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alfred School No. 554 (Kinosota, RM of Alonsa)

The Alfred School District was established formally in September 1888 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at this site in what is now the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. Population growth in the area in the late 1940s was such that a second school, known as Alfred School #2, had to be built at another site. The original school closed in 1964 and students were bused to Alonsa. A metal sign commemorates the former school.

Among the teachers of Alfred School No. 554 were Myrtle Wellwood (1912), Mrs. Taylor (1915-1920), Miss C. Crealock (1924), Miss Annie Anderson (1925), Eugenia Tkachyk (1933), Ruth E. Crowe (1934), Margaret A. Taylor (1935-1938), Mrs. Elizabeth A. Lysack (1939-1940), Edith E. Bowman (1941), A. Dueck (1942), Mrs. Ruth Napper (1947-1950), Clinton Cramer (1955-1956), M. Listmayer (1957), Helen Elaine Mack (1957-1958), Maria Merkatz (1958-1960), Ray Zachary (1960-1961), Steve Scrupa (1961-1963), and R. Gibson (1963-1964).

Alfred School commemorative sign

Alfred School commemorative sign (November 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.90752, W98.86688
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alfred School No. 1920 (Kinosota, RM of Alonsa)

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.

Many Trails to Manitou - Wapah by Village History Committee, Alonsa, 1993, pages 276-278.

This page was prepared by Neil Christoffersen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 January 2019

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