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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Balfour School No. 1838 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Balfour School District was organized formally in July 1916 and a school building was subsequently erected on the southeast quarter of 1-22-27 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. With school consolidation through the 1960s, it closed in 1966. The building is no longer at the site but a monument commemorates it.

Balfour School

Balfour School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 43.

Balfour School commemorative monument

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.86015, W101.09049
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Silver Creek Centennial Monument (Angusville, RM of Riding Mountain West)

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: 12 February 2021

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