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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deerhorn School No. 1338 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Deerhorn School District was established formally in June 1905 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE3-21-5W in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. Around 1942, the original schoolhouse was replaced by a new building. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. The former school building is no longer present at the site and a new building has replaced it.

Among the teachers of Deerhorn School were Lillian Chisholm (1938-1939), Verla Elizabeth Libbatts [Tebbatts?] (Fall 1939 - Fall 1940), Jennie Yates Pascoe (Spring 1941), Lucy M. Stratychuk (1941-1942), Carol G. Sigurdson (1942-1943), Allison Mary Watson (1943-1945), Gladys Therese Longmuire (1945-1946), Blanche Elizabeth Cowham (1946-1947), Florence Orpha Westfall (1947-1948), John Johann Enns (1948-1949), Celina Mae Beaudin (1949-1950), Mary Lillian Andrushko (1950-1951), Nadine Thomas Dahl (1951-1952), Sylvia Ann Yakimyshen (1952-1953), Lorna Elizabeth Marie Dack (1953-1954), Valerie E. Chyzzy (August 1954 - March 1955), Louise Agnes Lane (April 1955 - June 1956), Bertha Myrtle McDonald (1956-1958), E. Matheson (1958), D. Beauchemin (1958), Dora Alice Inez Osterbeck (1958-1960, 1963-1966), Mary Arlene Sviestrup (1960-1961), Sylvia Irene Bjorg Olafsen (1961-1963), Julia Roberecki (1966-1967), and Rosalind Gail McIntosh (1967-1968).

Original Deerhorn School and teacherage

Original Deerhorn School and teacherage (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 100.

Students in front of the second Deerhorn School

Students in front of the second Deerhorn School (Spring 1955)
Source: Harvey Rowland

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78647, W98.07407
denoted by symbol on the map above


Eriksdale East topographic map, 62G/16 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Deerhorn School District No. 1338 - Daily Registers, GR0565, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Holly Thorne, and Harvey Rowland for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 January 2020

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