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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Baldwin School No. 2195 (Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

The Baldwin School District was organized formally in April 1929, in what is now the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth. 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 commemorative monument

Baldwin School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.60883, W101.34185
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.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2021

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