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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Altamont School No. 115 (Altamont, RM of Lorne)

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Formerly situated east of this site and known as Mussellboro School, the first two-room Altamont School was built in 1902, where Altamont Park is now (about N49.40040 W98.49284), in the village of Altamont in the Rural Municipality of Lorne. In 1924, a two-room addition was made and, in 1958, upon consolidation with Deerwood School No. 926, Victory School No. 1143, and Sylvan School No. 1379, the Sylvan classroom was brought here to become a fifth classroom. It was later added to the United Church, which eventually became a library. The school building was torn down in 1961-1962 and the bell was salvaged for use on a monument commemorating the school and its teachers.

Principals

Period

Principal

1922-1923

S. Shannon

1923-1924

Walter Gard Jose (1878-1948)

1924-1925

Doris M. Head

1925-1927

John Blain Stewart (1882-?)

1927-1933

C. G. Williamson

1933-1936

Peter S. Buhr

1936-1939

James Alexander “Jim” Fraser (1912-1988)

1939-1940

Oliver Clayton Bricker (1900-1992)

1940-1942

Roland Gustaf Quarnstrom (1914-1989)

1942-1944

Kenneth Donald Bruce (1892-1968)

1944-1948

George Oswald Hinds (1906-1969)

1948-1952

Arnold Marshall Leech (1911-1998)

1952-1956

Willard Ervin Rife (1890-1970)

1956-1957

William Bock

1957-1960

John Franklin Morrison (1910-1984)

Teachers

Among the teachers who worked at Altamont School were John M. Sturk, Mary Armitage, and Dorothy Irene Madill Hudson.

Photos & Maps

Altamont School

Postcard view of Altamont School, situated at N49.40040 W98.49284 (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0080

Altamont School

The enlarged Altamont School building (after 1924) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 37.

Altamont School

Altamont School monument (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.39774, W98.49631
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Aerial view of Altamont, 17 May 1944,” Charles J. Gingras collection #159, 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.

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

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 November 2016

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