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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fish Lake School No. 1747 (RM of Armstrong)

The Fish Lake School District was organized formally in May 1914 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE24-20-1W in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong. It was reorganized into the Armstrong Municipal School District No. 1842 in May 1936, which became part of the Lakeshore School Division in 1967. The school building was moved in April 1947 to a site southeast of Narcisse along highway 231 and renamed Three Sisters School. Records for the school are held at the Chatfield Park of Souvenirs Museum.

Among the teachers of Fish Lake School were Judith O’Connor (September 1930 - April 1931), Mary Alexandra Anderson (April 1931 - June 1934), Frances Pearson (1934-1935), and Margaret Eleanor Ashley (1937-1938).

Fish Lake School

Fish Lake School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 28.

The former Fish Lake School building, later Three Sisters School

The former Fish Lake School building, later Three Sisters School (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.73842, W97.46199
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Three Sisters School No. 1747 (RM of Armstrong)


School District Formation Files [Armstrong Municipal School District No. 1842], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Fish Lake School District No. 1747 - Daily Register, GR11220 , Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 November 2019

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