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Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

AGM 2019

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harlington School No. 1164 (Municipality of Swan Valley West)

The Harlington School District, named for civil servant Hugh Harley, was established formally in November 1901 and a building was erected at SE19-35-28W in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West. In 1967, it became part of the Swan Valley School Division and was closed. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign, bell, and inscribed plaque commemorates it. The schoolhouse was moved to a farmyard where it is used for storage.

Among the teachers of Harlington School was Louise Greig (1903).

Harlington School

The Harlington School building from the west (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 69.

Harlington School

Students at Harlington School (circa 1922)
Source: John Madsen

Harlington School

A view of Harlington School from the east, before an addition had been made to its rear, with the school barn at left and Thunder Hill in the background (no date)
Source: Adalbjorg Vopni

Harlington School

Harlington School (circa 1962)
Source: Adalbjorg Vopni

The former Harlington School building

The former Harlington School building (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Harlington School

The Harlington School monument (September 2012)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Location (lat/long): N52.02680, W101.44240
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Harley (1848-1918)


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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

We thank John Madsen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 August 2017

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