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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Allenby School No. 1944 (RM of Grahamdale)

Known as the Foch School District when it was established in October 1918, probably named for French military officer Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), it was renamed Allenby at some point during its history. A one-room schoolhouse operated at SW30-27-9W in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Lakeshore School Division.

Among the teachers of Allenby School were Jessie Copp (1919), Kristin Brynjolfsson (1919, 1922), Thomas Petty (1920), Alla Brynjolfsson (1921-1922), Grace Shield (1924), Mona McConeghy (1925-1926), Kristin Stefanson (1926), Gertie Cranston (1927), Ruby Magee (1927-1928), Bessie Johnston (1928-1930), Hilda Trower (1930-1931), Mrs. Wilson (1932), Florence Street (1938-1939), Miss Oliver (1939-1940), Miss K. Skulason (1940-1941), Miss Gustafson (1941), and Mrs. K. Stefanson (1941-1945).

Allenby School

Allenby School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 64.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.33324, W98.72129
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Steep Rock topographic map, 62O/7, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Hardship and Happiness, Interlake Pioneers (Steep Rock), 1974, pages 20-21.

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: 21 June 2020

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