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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deering School / Deering Siding School / Briggs Spur School No. 2203 (RM of Mountain)

Originally established as the Deering School District in July 1929, a schoolhouse was erected in the northeast corner of NW11-36-23W in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. It operated as Deering School (1929-1934) and Deering Siding School (1934-1940) before reportedly dissolving in 1941. When precisely the district was re-established is uncertain. Since renamed to Briggs Spur School, records show it was active during the 1966-1967 school year. The district became part of the Frontier School Division and was later dissolved. A commemorative monument at this site in the southwest corner of NW11-36-23W was dedicated on 5 August 2000.

Among the teachers of the school were Miss I. M. Stanley (1929-1930), Ethel C. Edwards (1930-1931), Dorothy Mary Lampard (1931-1932), Grace Elizabeth Maudeline Munson (1932-1934), Ilo Agnes Gillian (1934-1936), Margaret Mabel Denton (1936-1937), Magdalene Deering (1937-1938), Hannah Fletcher (1938-1939), Gladys Muriel Collins (1939-1940), and Gaston Garry Gelinas (1966-1967).

Deering School

Deering School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A 0233, C131-3.

Briggs Spur School monument

Briggs Spur School monument (August 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N52.07804, W100.65346
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Deering School District No. 2203 - Daily Registers, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Deering School District No. 2203 - Cash Book, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Deering School District No. 2203 - Miscellaneous, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (Schedule: E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

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.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough

Page revised: 11 February 2018

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