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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Baldwin School No. 2195 (RM of Russell)

The Baldwin School District was organized formally in April 1929, in the Rural Municipality of Russell. Initially, classes were held in the front room of a farmhouse two miles southwest of this site. In 1935, a lean-to kitchen on the northwest quarter of 5-19-28 west of the Principal Meridian was converted into a classroom. The school closed in 1952 and its remaining students went to Binscarth School No. 506. The building is no longer present at the site but a monument commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Baldwin School were Hope Braendle (1934), Mildred McFarlane (1935), Bessie Bradshaw (1935-1941), Florence Peterson (1941-1942, 1943-1944), Laura Wotton (1942-1943), Doreen Hayward (1944-1945), Della P. Lintz (1945-1946), Cecilia Robinson (1946-1951), and Vivian Bradshaw (1951-1952).

Baldwin School

Baldwin School monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.60883, W101.34185
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Binscarth Memories by Binscarth History Committee, 1984. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.Bin]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 October 2014

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