Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dawson School No. 117 (RM of Victoria)

The Dawson School District was established formally in February 1881, on the northwest quarter of 36-24-6 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Victoria. It operated until November 1905 when it was merged with Holland Consolidated School No. 390.

Among the teachers of Dawson School were Phoebe Emily McAdoo (Spring-Fall 1885, wife of James Blair Gowanlock), Jessie McEwen (Spring-Fall 1886), Maud Morden (Spring-Fall 1887), Hugh McDonald (Spring-Fall 1888), Emily House (Spring-Fall 1889), W. H. Hutchison [Hutchinson?] (Spring 1890 - Fall 1891), Lizzie Riach? (Spring-Fall 1892), George McDermid (Spring 1893 - Fall 1894), Albert. E. Millrin? (Spring 1895 - Fall 1901), records unavailable (Spring 1902 - Fall 1904), Lizzie Asselstein (Spring 1905 - pt Fall 1905), and Nellie Campbell (pt Fall 1905).

Dawson School commemorative monument

Dawson School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.62098, W98.89286
denoted by symbol on the map above


Board of Education registers (A 0050), GR7643, Archives of Manitoba.

Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.

Board of Education meeting minutes and office files (A 0052), GR1622, 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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 August 2022

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