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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Image Hill School No. 884 (Municipality of North Norfolk)

The Image Hill School District was established formally in April 1897, in what is now the Municipality of North Norfolk. A school building was erected, at a cost of $597, on the southwest quarter of 5-12-9W. The first teacher was Miss Nel Warren, paid $30 per month. The school closed in 1944 due to low enrollment and transported its students to MacGregor School. The district was closed in January 1965. A monument marking the site of the former school was dedicated at a ceremony on 5 August 1984.

Among the teachers who worked at Image Hill School were Peter Renwick Stewart and Frederick L. Johnston.

Image Hill School

Image Hill School (no date) by A. B. Fallis
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 16.

Image Hill School commemorative monument

Image Hill School commemorative monument (July 2016)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.98265, W98.67471
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk and MacGregor by The History Book Committee of the North Norfolk-MacGregor Archives, 1998, page 932.

We thank Alan Mason for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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