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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hartfield School No. 1516 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Hartfield School District was established in December 1909 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE1-22-6W in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. The school closed in 1967 and the district was dissolved. Its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. The former school building was sold to a local resident. Only the concrete foundation remained at the time of a 2014 site visit.

Among the teachers of Hartfield School were Emma Sigurdson (1910), Edith Gumbrill Kittle (1945), Viola Smith (1951), and Edith Lawrence (1967).

Hartfield School

Hartfield School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 132.

Site of the former Hartfield School building

Site of the former Hartfield School building (November 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.86010, W98.15801
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Eriksdale East topographic map, 62J/16 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Beyond Beginnings by Eriksdale Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, 1996, pages 65-66.

Manitoba Permit Teachers of World War II, compiled by Louisa Loeb, Winnipeg: Hyperion Press Ltd., 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 January 2021

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