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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fair Valley School No. 1749 (Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

The Fair Valley School District was established in January 1915 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW19-8-13W in what is now the Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress. The school closed in 1958 and the district was dissolved the following year. Its catchment area became part of the Glenboro Consolidated School District. The former schoolhouse was sold and moved away; only its concrete foundation remains at the site. A stone monument, dedicated in July 1980, commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Fair Valley School were Barney Bjarnason (1915-1916), Ellen Gillis (1916-1917), Miss Marie Thompson (1922), Miss Anderson (1923-1924), Miss Sterling (1928), Miss Minnie Down (1928), Miss Thelma Johannsson (1930-1933), Miss Velma Couch (1937-1939), Miss D. Wilson (1939), Miss Audrey Cline (1941), Miss Daisy Kindree (1943), Irene Arnal Kuhl (1945-1947), L. Doreen Hunter (1951-1952), Frances Sanderson (1952-1953), Joyce A. Foster (1953-1954), Mary Sokolvik (1954-1955), Miss Roberta Chapman (1955-1955).

Fair Valley School

Fair Valley School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 28.

Concrete foundation of Fair Valley School

Concrete foundation of Fair Valley School (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Fair Valley School commemorative monument

Fair Valley School commemorative monument (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.67857, W99.23414
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Glenboro East topographic map, 62G/11 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Beneath the Long Grass by Glenboro and Area Historical Society, 1979, pages 77-79.

Manitoba Permit Teachers of World War II, compiled by Louisa Loeb, Winnipeg: Hyperion Press Ltd., 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 May 2020

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