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Two former school buildings in the village of Elphinstone, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead, date from different times. The older building, erected in 1928, is now used as a church. The newer school building beside it, erected in 1960, is vacant, having closed in 1994.
Among the teachers who worked at Elphinstone School through the years were Raoul McKay and Helen Margaret Murchie Dickie.
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Elphinstone School (circa 1910)
Source: Education Department Report, 1910, Manitoba Legislative Library.
The former Elphinstone School building, erected in 1928, now a church (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N50.53176, W100.31826
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Strathclair Centennial Monument (Elphinstone, RM of Strathclair)
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.
A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.
Obituary [Helen Margaret Dickie], Shoal Lake Star, 18 May 1993, page 11.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 April 2019
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