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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bru School No. 368 (RM of Argyle)

The Bru School District was established formally in June 1885, with a schoolhouse erected in the southeast quarter of 16-6-13 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Argyle. It operated at this location until 1897 when it moved to SW11-6-13W, staying there until 1921 when it relocated to NW11-6-13W. The school closed in 1959 and its students went to Cypress River Consolidated School No. 2357 or St. Alphonse Consolidated School No. 2371. A monument was dedicated at the former site of the school on 6 July 1985.

Among the teachers of Thor School was Hansena Gudny “Sena” Gunnlaugson.

Bru School commemorative monument

Bru School commemorative monument (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.47331, W99.13375
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cypress River Pioneers Monument (RM of Victoria)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Baldur District Schools (RM of Argyle)

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.

Obituary [Hansena G. Gunnlaugson], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 1998, page C12.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 March 2020

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