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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deer Path School No. 2300 (Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

The Deer Path School District was established formally in December 1940 but the first one-room schoolhouse in this vicinity was opened about three years earlier by local lumberman Sandy Deering. Named Deering School, the building was moved to SE35-36-24W (in the Rural Municipality of Minitonas) and renamed. It operated here until June 1967 when the school closed and the district was dissolved. Its area became part of the Swan Valley School Division. No vestige of the former school building remains at the site.

Among the teachers of Deer Path School were Mrs. Veronica E. Bonham (1940) and Janet Hansen (1967).

Deer Path School

Deer Path School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 136.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.12924, W100.77559
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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2021

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