Historic Sites of Manitoba: Amaranth School No. 1534 (Amaranth, RM of Alonsa)
Known as Flora School District No. 1534 when it was organized in May 1910, named for early settler Flora Robinson, a small schoolhouse was situated at SW12-19-10W in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. It became Flora Consolidated School District in 1913 and a new school building was erected at SE11-19-10W. The original building was moved to Harcus where it was renovated into an Anglican church. In 1920, the name was changed to Amaranth Consolidated School and plans were made for a new four-classroom school in Amaranth. Completed by the fall of 1921, it operated until 1953 when it was destroyed by fire. A new school was constructed on the same site and, in 1967, it became part of the Turtle River School Division. The school closed in 1981 and students were transferred to a collegiate built in 1961 on land purchased from Charlie Parsons. A plaque commemorating the school was erected by the Amaranth History Book Committee in July 1994 on the site of a war memorial.
Among the teachers at Amaranth School was George L. Dibblee (1919-1921)..
Photos & Maps
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Amaranth East topographic map, 62J/10 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].
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: 26 June 2018
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