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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cherry Grove School No. 768 (RM of Ellice-Archie)

Cherry Grove School District was formally established in May 1893 with classes initially held in the log cabin of John McAuley Sr. The next year, a new wood frame building was erected on the northeast quarter of 4-15-29 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Archie. In 1940 it was moved to SE33-14-29W then moved again, to this location (SE29-14-29W) in 1908. At some point, that frame school was replaced by another one. It closed and the district was dissolved in July 1954, the remaining students joining Rutherglen Consolidated School in McAuley. A cairn, unveiled in 1983, occupies the former site of the school.

Cherry Grove School

Cherry Grove School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 122.

Cherry Grove School

Cherry Grove School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 122.

Students on the steps of Cherry Grove School

Students on the steps of Cherry Grove School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2012-0169

Cherry Grove School commemorative monument

Cherry Grove School commemorative monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.21148, W101.40208
denoted by symbol on the map above

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2021

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