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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elkhorn School No. 366 (Elkhorn)

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The Elkhorn School District was established formally in February 1885, in the Village of Elkhorn. A school building was erected and, as of 1982, it still stood and was being used as an insurance agency, having been sold in 1892 for the sum of $2,583. That same year, the first part of a stone building was built by Joseph Williamson, and in 1895, a second part was built by John Hume. The Principal was C. C. Stewart and, by 1901, the staff comprised four teachers.

With growing enrollment, the stone school proved too small so, in 1910, a two-storey, six-classroom brick school was constructed beside it on a design by Brandon architect W. A. Elliott. The new building opened later that year, under Principal George Cecil Speers. It closed and was demolished in 1976.

Principals

Period

Principal

1898-1899

Richard W. Craig (1877-1966)

1899-1901

W. J. Barker

1901-1908

Albert James Hatcher (1880-1970)

1908-1909

Donald Alexander McNiven (1887-1961, son of John D. McNiven)

1909-1910

George Cecil Speers (1886-?)

1910-1912

?

1912-1913

George E. Macdonald

1913-1915

H. D. Hunting

1915-1916

Solomon Wolfe Kesten [Kestenbaum] (1888-?)

1916-1918

Frank M. Watts

1918-1919

Etta M. Moore (1880-?)

1919-1922

Charles T. Cresswell (1872-1961)

1922-1924

Albert Hill (1882-?)

1924-1927

Hugh Connolly (1890-1970)

1927-1928

George Henry Blackwell (1864-1941)

1928-1933

Louise Anne Foreman Elliott (1894-1974)

1933-1938

Halldor Jonsson Stefansson (1898-1983)

1938-1941

Ross Emerson Vasey (1910-2001)

1941-1945

Duncan Fyfe Cameron (1909-1977)

1945-1946

James Weir Cowan (1910-1959)

1946-1947

William Charles “Charlie” Rhind (1904-1982)

1947-1948

J. G. Anderson

1948-1949

J. D. Wallace

1949-1959

John Chester Callander (1914-1986)

1959-1960

M. G. Desrosiers

1960-1961

S. Donen

1961-1963

D. R. Brown

1963-1967

William C. Davison

1967-1968

H. A. Veldhouse

1968-1969

L. W. Komenda

1969-1970

Robert R. Smith

1970-1973

W. C. Logeot

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1935-1936

Miss M. R. Blackwell (grades 1 and 2), J. W. Butcher (Assistant Principal), Miss A. L. Davis (grades 7 and 8), Miss Clarice Leslie (grades 5 and 6), Miss Jean M. Lund (grades 2 and 3)

Among the other teachers of Elkhorn School was Margaret Creighton.

Photos & Maps

Elkhorn School

Elkhorn School (circa 1909)
Source: Education Department Report, 1909, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Elkhorn School

Postcard view of Elkhorn School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0284

Elkhorn School

New Elkhorn High School on right with the old school at left (circa 1910)
Source: Education Department Report, 1910, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Elkhorn School

Postcard of Elkhorn School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2012-0031.

Elkhorn School

Elkhorn School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7454, Album 22, Page 24.

Elkhorn School

Elkhorn School (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Elkhorn 6.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97730, W101.23435
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

Steel and Grass Roots, 1882-1982: History of Elkhorn by Elkhorn and District Historical Society, 1982, pages 73-80.

We thank Kelly Walker and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2016

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