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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chesley School No. 137 (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

The Chesley School District was organized formally in January 1882 and a one-room school building was erected in the northwest quarter of 13-7-18 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa. It closed in 1960 and was formally dissolved in January 1967.

Chesley School

Chesley School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 47.

Chesley School commemorative sign

Chesley School commemorative sign (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.57629, W99.80247
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnewawa Cemetery (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)


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: 6 February 2021

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