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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Desford School No. 800 (Horton, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

The Desford School District was established in January 1894 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE22-2-20W near Horton in what is now the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton. The school eventually closed due to low student enrollment and the district was dissolved, with its area becoming part of the Boissevain School District No. 373. A commemorative sign remains at the original school site.

Desford School

Desford School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 2.

Desford School commemorative sign

Desford School commemorative sign (June 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.13221, W100.06408
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Desford Monument (Desford, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

Sources:

Deloraine East topographic map, 62F/01 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [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.

Page revised: 29 June 2019

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