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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Campbellton School No. 1887 (RM of Mountain)

The Campbellton School District was organized formally in May 1917 and, in the fall of that year, a one-room schoolhouse was constructed at SW29-33-19W in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Duck Mountain School Division. The former school building was still standing at the site in the mid-1980s but it is gone now.

Among the teachers of Campbellton School were Harry Howchin (1918-1919), Mrs. C. McEachern (1919), Eric L. Foot (1922), Everitt J. Riddell (1924), Oliver Clayton Bricker (1925), George A. Harris (1926), R. B. Anderson (1926), John Tully McKenzie (1927-1928), William G. Davidson (1928-1929), Robert M. Monroe (1936), Mrs. E. Sarapu (1937), Helen I. McAulay (1937), Gladys E. Ward (1938), Mrs. J. Moody (1939), Frances Delores Doroscuk (1940), Louise Marie Rasmussen (1941), and Lilian Susan Dumaresq (1942).

Campbellton School

Campbellton School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 50.

Campbellton School

The former Campbellton School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 861.

Site Location (lat/long): N51.86350, W100.13193
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Campbellton School, School trustee files, H-14-1-7, E0034, GR1629, 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 Dennis Thompson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 June 2016

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