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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Geddes School No. 2025 (RM of Alonsa)

The Geddes School District was established in 1920, named for British diplomat Sir Auckland Geddes (1879-1954), and a schoolhouse site was selected on the northeast corner of NE29-21-11W in what later became the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. It joined the Alonsa Municipal School District in 1936 and continued to operate until 1957 when it was forced to close for lack of students. The building was sold and moved to a farm one mile west of the village of Alonsa and renovated into a residence.

Among the teachers who worked at Geddes School through the years were Jessie Smith and Myrtle Johnston.

Geddes School

Geddes School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 79.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.84526, W98.95079
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Rainbow's End: Kinosota - Alonsa District, Alonsa Book Committee, 1985, Manitoba Legislative Library F5648.A46.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2021

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