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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harlech School No. 2105 / Lorteau School No. 2105 (Florze, RM of Piney)

The Harlech School District was established in October 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse was constructed in the community of Florze (at 19-4-12E) in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Piney, and a teacherage was built nearby. In 1936, the district was renamed Lorteau in honour of a local settler. The school closed permanently in June 1966 and its area became part of the Seine River School Division.

Harlech School

Harlech School (no date) by James Tod
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 78.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.31089, W95.94777
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

We thank Doris Hovorka of the Sprague and District Historical Museum for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2013

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