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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boss Hill School No. 430 (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

The Boss Hill School District was organized formally in October 1885. Starting in 1896, a school building operated on the southwest quarter of 15-10-27 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Wallace. It closed in June 1965 and its catchment area became part of the Virden Consolidated School District. The building is no longer present at the site but a monument, dedicated in 1994, commemorates it.

The teachers of Boss Hill School were Miss Evelyn L. Aikenhead, Miss Katherine Montgomery, Miss Effie Schmidt, Miss Mary Arleen Carscadden, Miss Charlotte Thomson, Miss Edith Wilkins, Miss Alice R. Dobbie, Miss Wilma H. Smith, Miss Isobel Matthews, Miss Irene L. Smeltz, Keith Calverly, Miss Lila A. Hogg, Miss Marjory Chestnut, Miss Margaret Pelcher, Miss Helen Kluesendorf, Miss Ruby Olenik, Otto Perlett, Miss Gladys Lawrence, Miss Ann Theisen, Miss Pearl Young, Mrs. Nan Gardiner, Mrs. Mary Church, Mrs. Leone Dixon, Miss Flora Ashcroft, Miss Beth Wadham, Miss Mary Eshelby, Miss Sonja Koroscil, Mrs. Sonja Lytle, and Mrs. Madge Hull.

Boss Hill School

Boss Hill School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 50.

Boss Hill School commemorative monument

Boss Hill School commemorative monument (November 2012)
Source: David Harkness

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.82781, W101.07674
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Binding Our Districts by History Book Committee, 1989. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.H374 Bin]

This page was prepared by David Harkness and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 February 2021

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