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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cannon School No. 2297 (RM of Morris)

The Cannon School District was established in September 1939 and the present school building dates from around this time. The building was situated at SE11-6-2W, opposite the Cannon SD Community Cemetery, in the Rural Municipality of Morris. The school closed in 1957. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Morris Macdonald School Division. The building was later used as a private residence. In September 2015, a sign commemorating the school was erected at the site.

The former Cannon School building

The former Cannon School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 724.

The former Cannon School building

The former Cannon School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Cannon School commemorative sign

Cannon School commemorative sign (September 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.45872, W97.61803
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cannon SD Community Cemetery (RM of Morris)

Manitoba Organization: Morris-Macdonald School Division School District No. 19


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.

Aerial photograph A11638-130 [1948], Manitoba Air Photo Library.

We thank Mariette Allen and Harry Olfert for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2019

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