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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Binscarth School No. 506 (Binscarth, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

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The Binscarth School District was established formally in April 1887 and a school building operated at SE15-19-28W where the village of Binscarth (now in the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth) developed. In 1901, a two-storey wood frame schoolhouse was constructed. In 1951, it became Binscarth Consolidated School No. 2326 in a new school on the same lot that opened on 25 August 1952. The old school building was demolished.

Principals

Period

Principal

1905-1907

Duncan Alexander Baxter (1872-1964)

1907-1908

W. W. McDonald

1908-1909

J. S. Smiley

1909-1910

Arthur Wade

1910-1912

?

1912-1916

James Humphrey Plewes (1873-1963)

1916-1919

Albert Hill (1882-?)

1919-1921

Wilfred Almon Rideout (1878-1949)

1921-1922

R. L. Snodgrass

1922-1937

William James Bond (?-?)

1937-1941

Maurice Raphael [Ray] Loree (1910-?)

1941-1942

Ronald Smith Broadfoot (1911-1980)

1942-1944

Walter Fredrickson (1908-1974)

1944-1946

Alfred R. Pellesier

1946-1949

Stanley Robert Kitchen (1915-1988)

1949-1952

Alex Sabeski (c1923-2014)

1952-1954

Ruth Annie Fairlie Henderson (1904-?)

1954-1958

Gerald Robert “Gerry” Green (1929-2014)

1958-1961

A. Minish

1961-1963

D. W. Smith

1963-1964

Frank Veregin (1931-2001)

1964-1966

J. S. Moran

1966-1969

?

1969-1973

F. D. Schaak

Teachers (partial list)

Among the other teachers of Binscarth School were Ruth C. Brent (1887), Percy D. Harris (1893), Mr. A. Dorsett (1890s), Mr. W. J. Small (1900s), George P. MacLeod, Ellen Elizabeth Wherrett, and W. L. Dyker.

Photos & Maps

Binscarth School

Postcard of Binscarth School, constructed in 1901 (circa 1920)
Source: Walter Beatty

Binscarth School

Binscarth School (1923)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7447, Album 2, Page 40.

Binscarth School

Winter view of the Binscarth School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba / Historic Resources Branch

Binscarth School

The Principal’s residence for Binscarth School (circa 1913)
Source: Education Department Report, 1913, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.62662, W101.27907
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Personalities,” Manitoba School Journal, Vol. 6, No. 9, May 1944, page 2.

Binscarth Memories by Binscarth History Committee, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.B55 Bin]

We thank Bill Crerar, Ed Arndt, Malcolm Bell, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 November 2016

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