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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ethel School No. 1759 (RM of Yellowhead)

The Ethel School District was established formally in August 1914 and a one-room wood frame school building was erected at SW9-16-24W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead. The school closed in 1948 and the district was dissolved in 1954. The remaining students went to Raven Lake Consolidated School No. 287. The school building is no longer present at the site but a plaque and sign commemorate it.

Among the teachers who worked at Ethel School were Dorothy Mae Strath (1940s), Marie Blythe (1947-1948), and Miss Margaret Ross.

Ethel School

Ethel School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 30.

Ethel School commemorative sign

Ethel School commemorative sign (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.34382, W100.72828
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ethel School (RM of Prairie View)


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.

Ripples On The Lake: A History of Shoal Lake Municipality, 1884-1984 by Shoal Lake History Book Committee, 1984.

We thank Malcolm Bell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

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