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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Blenheim School No. 173 (Municipality of Prairie View)

The Blenheim School District was established formally in June 1880 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE14-16-27W in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View. The district was dissolved in late 1911 and its catchment area became part of the Birtle Consolidated School District.

Among the teachers of Blenheim School were W. H. Cartwell (Spring 1885, Spring 1886 - Fall 1886, & Spring 1888 - Fall 1889), Winifred P. “Winnie” Hayes (Spring-Fall 1887), Frances A. Graham (Spring-Fall 1890), H. G. Wakefield (Spring 1891 - Fall 1892), J. J. Hefferman? (Spring - pt Fall 1893), E. A. Hall (pt Fall 1893 - Fall 1894), F. L. Doyle (Spring 1895 - Fall 1896), F. N. Ireland (Spring 1897), Agnes Stewart (Fall 1897), Katie H. Moore (Spring 1898 - Spring 1899), Louisa J. Irvin (pt Fall 1899), Ida F. Yeandle (pt Fall 1899, pt Fall 1900, & Fall 1901), Mary B. H. Symes (Spring 1900), David Bruce Huggins (pt Fall 1900), Maud Loree (Spring 1901), records unavailable (Spring 1902 - Fall 1904), N. Pearl Broadworth (Spring-Fall 1905), Ainsley P. Barteaux (Spring-Fall 1906), Ella M. Stewart (Spring - pt Fall 1907), E. A. Sparkes? (pt Fall 1907), Kate B. Henderson (Spring-Fall 1908 & pt Fall 1910), Della Robinson (Spring 1909), and Margaret L. Reid (pt Fall 1910 - Spring 1911).

Blenheim School

Blenheim School (no date)
Source: Arthur Durham Bird

Blenheim School

Blenheim School (circa 1913)
Source: Arthur Durham Bird

Site Location (lat/long): N50.35884, W101.08527
denoted by symbol on the map above


Board of Education registers (A 0050), GR7643, Archives of Manitoba.

Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.

Board of Education meeting minutes and office files (A 0052), GR1622, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

We thank Charles Durham Bird for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 August 2022

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

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