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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bower School No. 1860 (RM of McCreary)

The Bower School District was organized formally in February 1917 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at 35-20-14W in the Rural Municipality of McCreary. It became part of the McCreary Municipal School District in 1936, then reformed as a separate district in July 1950. The school closed in 1964 and its area became part of the McCreary Consolidated School District and later the Turtle River School Division. As of the 1980s, the former school building was apparently still standing at the site, being used as a private residence. Only its concrete foundation remained at the time of a 2014 site visit.

Bower School

Bower School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 55.

Bower School

The concrete foundation from the former Bower School building (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.76036, W99.31942
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

McCreary West topographic map, 62J/14 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2014

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