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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brant School No. 84 (RM of Rockwood)

The map location shown for this Historic Site of Manitoba is APPROXIMATE.
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The Brant School District was established in March 1880 and, later that year, a one-room schoolhouse was built at SE17-14-1E in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood, at a cost of $500. The lumber and hardware was hauled from Stonewall by a Mr. Bruce and the structure was erected by a Mr. Fergusson. The school opened for classes in May 1882 and the first teacher, Miss Curle of Stonewall, was paid $30 per month for six months.

In October 1913, the district was consolidated with McLeod School No. 239 to form the Brant Consolidated School District, with a two-storey brick school constructed in the nearby village of Argyle. The former school building was sold to a local resident for use as a residence. It was later sold and was destroyed by fire.

Among the teachers who worked at Brant School was Abbie F. Bell (1912-1913).

Brant School

Sketch of the original Brant School building (no date)
Source: Shayne Campbell

Site Location (lat/long): N50.18252, W97.41467
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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Brant School No. 84 Daily Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Shayne Campbell, Gordon Goldsborough, and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 September 2017

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