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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gartmore School No. 629 (RM of Dauphin)

The Gartmore School District was established in February 1891 and a one-classroom wood frame schoolhouse operated at NW33-24-19W in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin. The district was dissolved in 1958.

Among the teachers of Gartmore School were Edna Loat (1938), Ernest Hafichuk, Miss Hazel Basset (1954-1955), and Mrs. Elizabeth Kay (1955-1958).

Gartmore School

Gartmore School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 99.

Site of the former Gartmore School

Site of the former Gartmore School (July 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.12515, W100.08336
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The local round,” Dauphin Herald, 20 October 1938, page 9.

“Teaching staffs named for “A” and “B” groups,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 9 September 1954, page 1.

“Record-breaking enrollments expected here in collegiate, elementary schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 1 September 1955, page 1.

“All-time high enrollments expected for town schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 30 August 1956, page 1.

“Town schools open today, high enrollments expected,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 29 August 1957, page 1.

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.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2021

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