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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hazelwood School No. 217 (RM of Minto-Odanah)

A monument, erected in 1994, marks the original site of Hazelwood School, located at NE30-14-17W in the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah. It was a frame building, constructed in 1884 at a cost of $65. Renovations were made in 1909 and 1934. With the school’s closure in 1968, students were transported to Minnedosa. Through the years, the school and grounds were used for social and sporting events until the building was removed in 1992 to a site along Highway 10 near Minnedosa.

Noteworthy students of Hazelwood School included Robert Oliver “Bob” Douglas.

A commemorative monument at the original site was unveiled in the summer of 1994.

Hazelwood School

Hazelwood School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 75.

The former Hazelwood School building

The former Hazelwood School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 938.

The former Hazelwood School building

The former Hazelwood School building (no date)
Source: Ed Arndt

Hazelwood School commemorative monument

Hazelwood School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22544, W99.77512
denoted by symbol on the map above

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1994-1995, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2021

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