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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harmony School No. 769 (RM of Prairie Lakes)

Harmony School was established formally in June 1893 and a school building was later erected on the southeast quarter of 31-4-18 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes. It closed in 1953 and the district was dissolved the next year. Its remaining students went to Margaret Consolidated School No. 212. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Harmony School was Albert Buttress (1914).

Harmony School

Harmony School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 123.

Harmony School commemorative sign

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.34076, W99.88585
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Schools Monument (RM of Riverside)

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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