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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crescent Bay School No. 2259 (RM of Lac du Bonnet)

The Crescent Bay School District was organized formally in May 1935 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE9-16-11E within the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet. In 1955, the district borrowed $3,000 to purchase a wooden frame cottage and renovate it into a new schoolhouse. In January 1962, the district was dissolved into the Lac du Bonnet Consolidated School District No. 2394, which thereafter became part of the Agassiz School Division.

Among the teachers of Crescent Bay School were A. M. Jones (Spring 1936 - Spring 1937), Marian Costin (Fall 1937 - Spring 1938), J. E. Belonger [Belanger?] (Fall 1938 - Spring 1940), M. Masserey (Fall 1940), Mrs. A. Le Roy (Spring 1941 - Fall 1941 & Spring 1943), Mary P. Borowski (Spring 1942 - Fall 1942), Emme? Massicotte (Fall 1943 - Spring 1945), Mr?/Ms? St. Pierre (Fall 1945 - Spring 1946, & Spring 1947), M. Longthorne (Fall 1946), Mrs. A. St. Pierre (Fall 1947 - Spring 1948), Miss M. Robertson (Fall 1948 - Spring 1949), Marie Pereau? [Pereen?] (Fall 1949 - Spring 1950), Ms. M. Telagues? (Fall 1950 - Spring 1951), Therese Marchand (Spring 1952), Jerry Hamel (Fall 1952 - Spring 1953), Irene Edith Bauman (Fall 1953 - Spring 1954), Mrs. N. Campbell (Fall 1954 - Spring 1955), Mariette Claire “Marie” Prefontaine (Fall 1955 - Spring 1956), Olive Ellen Trask (Fall 1956 - Spring 1959), and Mildred Bell (Fall 1959 - Spring 1961).

Crescent Bay School No. 2259

Site Location (lat/long): N50.33194, W96.02356
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Lac du Bonnet topographic map, 62I/8, Edition 2, Series A743 [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.

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Crescent Bay School District No. 2259], GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Crescent Bay School District #2259 - Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Crescent Bay School District #2259 - Cash Books, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

School Division borrowing files (MA 0038), Crescent Bay School District #2259, GR1798, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 August 2020

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