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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boulton School No. 569 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Boulton School District was established formally in April 1889. A school building operated on the northwest quarter of 32-22-27 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The school closed in 1966 and thereafter its remaining students were transported by bus to Inglis School No. 2107. The former school building was moved to a nearby farmyard where it was used for a time as a granary. A metal plaque at the original site commemorates it.

Boulton School

Boulton School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 89.

Boulton School commemorative monument beside the former school shelterbelt

Boulton School commemorative monument beside the former school shelterbelt (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Boulton School building

The former Boulton School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 168.

The former Boulton School building, newly reshingled and now located near N50.97697, W101.25908

The former Boulton School building, newly reshingled and now located near N50.97697, W101.25908 (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.94770, W101.20650
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Freefield School No. 1729 (RM of Shellmouth-Boulton)

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Franz Kracher at Freefield Organics (NE12-23-28W) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

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