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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
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No. 89

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canal School No. 1718 (Municipality of McCreary)

The Canal School District was organized formally in January 1913 and a school building was erected on 7-21-14 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of McCreary. In 1936, it became part of the McCreary Municipal School system. The district was reformed in 1950 and the school operated until 1959 when it closed with remaining students going to McCreary Consolidated School No. 1348. The building was moved to the Village of McCreary where it was used for a time as an Anglican church. In 1997, as a newly-designated municipal historic site, it became part of a community museum.

Canal School

Canal School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 22.

The former Canal School building

The former Canal School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.77373, W99.49032
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Canal School, Railway Street, McCreary, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2019

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