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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edna School No. 664 (RM of Minto-Odanah)

Established formally in January 1891, the original Edna School was erected in 1892 on this site, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah, with teacherage and barn, at a cost of $700. It was a wood frame, one-room school which served until 1930, at which time it was renovated, and a basement was installed with furnace and toilets. Due to consolidation, the school closed in 1949 and the district was dissolved in December 1951. A monument at this site was dedicated in July 1987 to the district pioneers, teachers, trustees, and students.

Edna School

Edna School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 105.

Edna School and teacherage

Edna School and teacherage (no date)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Minnedosa Womens Institute, Village History 1878-1956.

Edna School commemorative monument

Edna School commemorative monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.21089, W99.70592
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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