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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bertha School No. 861 (RM of Riverside)

The Bertha School District was organized formally in June 1895 and a school building was eventually erected on the southwest quarter of 32-6-18 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Riverside. The school closed in 1961 and the district was dissolved the next year. The remaining students went to Nesbitt Consolidated School No. 724. The building is no longer on the site but a fieldstone cairn commemorates it.

Bertha School

Bertha School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 13.

Bertha School

Bertha School cairn (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.52433, W99.87867
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: 7 December 2013

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