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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bonnie Doon School No. 760 (RM of Woodlands)

Bonnie Doon School District was formally established in June 1893 and a school building was erected on the southwest quarter of 4-15-3 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Woodlands, in 1894. Three years later, a prairie fire swept through the area, narrowly missing the school but driving many settlers from the area. Due to recurring problems of low student enrollment, the school was moved to SE27-14-3W in 1919. It closed in 1956 and its remaining students were bussed to Woodlands Consolidated School No. 25. The district was dissolved in 1962.

Among the teachers of Bonnie Doon School was Madeline Bretz.

Bonnie Doon School

Bonnie Doon School (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 121.

Bonnie Doon School

Bonnie Doon School monument (November 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.21170, W97.78143
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.

We thank Blair Myskiw, Blaine Myskiw, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 July 2017

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