Historic Sites of Manitoba: East Mountain School No. 931 (Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

The East Mountain School District was established formally in March 1898 and a frame school building was erected the next year on the southeast quarter of 18-1-15 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin. It closed in 1964 and its remaining students went to Cartwright School No. 174 or Holmfield Consolidated School No. 699. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

East Mountain School

East Mountain School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 25.

The former East Mountain School building

The former East Mountain School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1105.

East Mountain School commemorative sign

East Mountain School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.04377, W99.45945
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2021

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