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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bicton Heath School No. 1357 (RM of Mossey River)

The Bicton Heath School District was organized formally in December 1905 and a building was erected by Henry Laible in 1913, on the northwest quarter of 23-30-19 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River. The district joined the Duck Mountain School Division in 1967. The former school building was moved to the yard of a local resident in 1982. A sign at its former site, donated by Hilda Laible Wenger and her four daughters, commemorates it.

Bicton Heath School

Bicton Heath School (circa 1917)
Source: Education Department Report, 1917, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Bicton Heath School

Bicton Heath School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 103.

Bicton Heath School commemorative sign

Bicton Heath School commemorative sign (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.59434, W100.03835
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mossey River Schools Monument (Fork River, RM of Mossey River)

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.

Memoirs “From the Past”: Rural Municipality of Mossey River, Mossey River History Book Committee, 1999. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.M69 Mem]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2021

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