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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bagot School No. 1204 (Bagot, RM of North Norfolk)

The first school in the vicinity of Bagot, in the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk, was Elsmith School No. 648, which opened in 1891 and was known as Bagot School. As the number of children increased, classes were held in in the Sampson home in Bagot, and Bagot School No. 1204 was formally established in September 1902. A new school building was erected in 1906 at a cost of about $1,100. It operated until 1966, at a site west of this cairn. When the school closed in 1966, students were bussed to MacGregor School and the building was sold. The cairn was dedicated at a ceremony on 21 July 2001.

Among the teachers who worked at Bagot School was Peter Renwick Stewart and James W. Beer.

Bagot School

Bagot School monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97023, W98.62882
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.

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk and MacGregor by The History Book Committee of the North Norfolk-MacGregor Archives, 1998, page 852.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 November 2013

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