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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crescent Ridge School No. 923 (Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

The Crescent Ridge School District was organized formally in June 1897 and, the following year, a school building was erected at NW29-19-28W in what is now the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth. The school closed in 1952 and its remaining students went to Binscarth Consolidated School No. 2326. The building was sold and moved to a farm on an adjacent section where it was renovated into a residence. A monument commemorates it at the original site.

Among the teachers of Crescent Ridge School were William Dugan (1898), Miss Nettie Kyle (7½ years), and Donald R. McLennan.

Crescent Ridge School

Crescent Ridge School (no date) by G. W. Bartlett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 23.

Crescent Ridge School commemorative sign

Crescent Ridge School commemorative sign (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.66391, W101.34581
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.

Binscarth Memories by Binscarth History Committee, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.B55 Bin]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2021

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