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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Highview School No. 427 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Highview School District was established formally in November 1885 and, two years later, a frame school building was erected at NW10-2-17W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. Destroyed by fire, a new schoolhouse made of bricks was constructed in 1901. It fell down in 1914 and another building was built at NW11-2-17W. In 1960, it was consolidated with Lena Consolidated School No. 1393. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal monument commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Highview School were Annie Kilpatrick (1887) and Mrs. Ross (1960).

Highview School

Highview School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 50.

Highview School

Highview School (1940) by John Vachon
Source: US Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration, Office of War
Information Photograph Collection, LC-USF33-016045-M1.

Highview School commemorative sign

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.11575, W99.66059
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.

Reflections: Turtle Mountain Municipality and Killarney, 1882-1982, page 108.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2021

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