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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

AGM 2019
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War Memorials in Manitoba
War
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This Old Elevator
This Old
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Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
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Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dakota School No. 1056 (RM of Grey)

A monument marks the site of Dakota School, which opened in March 1900, in a one-room schoolhouse at 13-8-4W in the Rural Municipality of Grey. As the local population grew, the need for a larger school became dire so the school trustees purchase 3½ acres of land at NE14-8-4W but a building was not constructed there until 1937. Ten years later, it was put on a full basement and larger cloakrooms, indoor toilets, and a new coal-fired furnace were added.

The school closed permanently in 1964, remaining students went to Elm Creek Consolidated School No. 812, and the school district was formally dissolved in July 1966. The building stood vacant until 1967 when it was sold and demolished. The monument was erected in 1992, for the Elm Creek centennial year, and dedicated to the pioneers, teachers, and students of Dakota School.

Dakota School

Dakota School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 48.

Dakota School

Dakota School monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.65903, W97.89154
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.

A Century of Memories: Elm Creek Centennial History Book, 1892-1992 edited by Doug and Hazel Frost. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.E46 Cen]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2015

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