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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Armstrong School No. 1833 (RM of Alonsa)

The Armstrong School District was established formally in April 1916 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW21-20-13W in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. In 1936, it became part of the McCreary Municipal School District and later the Turtle River School Division. The school closed in 1967 but the building remained at the site until at least 2003 but it was gone at the time of a 2015 site visit. A commemorative monument was erected nearby in August 2000.

Armstrong School

Armstrong School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 54.

Armstrong School

Armstrong School monument (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Armstrong School

Site of the former Armstrong School (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.72777, W99.22893
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 August 2015

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