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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glanton School No. 481 (RM of Elton)

This monument in the Rural Municipality of Elton commemorates the Glanton Pentecostal Church, which operated near this site from 1926 and 1957, and Glanton School, situated near here from 1912 to 1952. (A new school was built in 1952 and was used until 1967 when students were bused to Forrest.) The school district had been organized formally in November 1886 with a school building erected at NW18-12-18W. The building had remained at the site until at least the 1980s.

Among the teachers of Glanton School were Will Ponter, Mr. Ball, Miss Johnson, Miss McDonald, Miss Rae, Mary Reid, Grace Neville, Davina Guthrie, J. Machan, M. Critchely (1920-1921), M. Brown (1921-1923), M. Bromley (1923-1927), Miss Blackwell (1927-1929), N. McKenzie (1929-1931), E. Robinson (1931-1933), N. Cole (1933-1935), J. McGhee (1935-1936), A. McMunn (1936-1938), E. Leech (1938-1939), E. Lewis (1939-1942), R. Caufield (1942-1944), M. Birch (1945-1946), S. Sutherland (1946-1947), E. Erven (1947-1949), E. Campbell (1950), A. Blythe (1950-1951), E. Bridgeman (1951-1952), R. Blair (1952-1953), D. Smith (1953-1955), E. McKenzie (1955-1958), D. Miller (1958-1961), A. Sinclair (1961-1962), J. Black (1962-1963), and M. Outhwaite (1963-1967).

Glanton School commemorative monument

Glanton School commemorative monument (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.01922, W99.93474
denoted by symbol on the map above


Homesteaders and Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality in its First Century by Elton Historical Committee, 1973. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.E48 Hom]

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2021

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