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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hopeland School No. 2279 (RM of Dufferin)

The Hopeland School District was the last one formed in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, in February 1937. Originally planned to be named Prairie View, it had to be renamed when it was discovered the name was already in use by another school district. Three acres of land at SE13-7-4W were purchased from the municipality and a school was constructed. It opened in September 1937. The district was dissolved in 1966 when the area became part of the Carman Consolidated School District. The sign from the former school commemorates it at the site.

Hopeland School commemorative sign

Hopeland School commemorative sign (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.56185, W97.87315
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.

School Bells & Honey Pails: A GPS Tour of Local Country Schools, Dufferin Historical Museum, circa 2011, 74 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 March 2021

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