Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glendenning School No. 552 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Glendenning School District was established formally in March 1888, and a school building was erected at NW32-3-15W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. In 1899, the schoolhouse was moved to NE36-3-16W. The district was dissolved in 1967, the remaining students going to Killarney School No. 252. The school building is no longer on the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Glendenning School were John C. Deardon (1888), V. Morrison, A. Cluff, M. Harrison, ? McKinnon, A. Olver, H. Harper, B. McPhail, E. Thomas, R. Nates, ? Kan, G. Scholes, ? Swartz, V. Eaton, F. Whiteside, E. Jamieson, F. C. McKenzie (1920-1921), M. Schnarr, ? Neelin, Dunn K. Wilson, O. Burke, V. Sampson, M. Sparrow, G. Atkins, M. Rankin, J. Ziegler, F. Thomson, J. Coats, J. Pogson, L. Groff, M. McCarthur, D. Darling, E. Olver, T. Snowden, A. Staples, M. Foster, A. Penner, and A. Friesen.

Glendenning School commemorative sign

Glendenning School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.26669, W99.49543
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.

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.

Reflections: Turtle Mountain Municipality and Killarney, 1882-1982, page 108.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 July 2020

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