Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bowsman Union School No. 1273 (Bowsman, Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)
The Bowsman Union School District was formally established in March 1904 and a school building was erected in 1926, at this site in Bowsman, in what is now the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, by the Winnipeg construction firm of Macaw & MacDonald. The building is no longer present at the site, but a stone monument containing its cornerstone and bell commemorates it.
Photos & Maps
“Constructional Activity”, Contract Record and Engineering Review, 24 March 1926, page 54.
“Bowsman, Man”, Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, May 1929, Archives of Manitoba.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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 Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 January 2017
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