Historic Sites of Manitoba: Duncragg School No. 660 (RM of Prairie Lakes)

The Duncragg School District was established formally in July 1892 and a school building was erected the next year on the southwest quarter of 22-6-17 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes. The school closed in 1964 and its district was dissolved in 1966. The remaining students went to Wawanesa Consolidated School No. 2393, Dunrea Consolidated School No. 147, or Ninette Consolidated School No. 1028. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers who worked at Duncragg School was Lottie McLaren Spackman (1893).

Duncragg School

Duncragg School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 104.

Duncragg School commemorative sign

Duncragg School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.48808, W99.68775
denoted by symbol on the map above


And So ... Ninette, 1879-1919 by Eva Calverley, circa 1966.

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: 10 February 2021

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