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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Buchan School No. 1883 (RM of Lac du Bonnet)

The Buchan School District was established formally in April 1917 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE9-13-9E in the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet. It was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Agassiz School Division.

Among the teachers of Buchan School was Elsie Finnie George (1937-1941).

Buchan School with its three-room teacherage at left

Buchan School with its three-room teacherage at left (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 49.

Buchan School with its three-room teacherage at left

Buchan School with its three-room teacherage at left (late 1930s) by Elsie Finnie George
Source: George Stewart

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.08229, W96.29209
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Buchanan School (815 Buchanan Boulevard, Winnipeg)


Molson West topographic map, West sheet, 62I/1, Edition 2, Series A743 [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.

We thank Eileen George and George Stewart for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2019

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