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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jaques School No. 605 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Jaques School District was organized formally in August 1889, named for settler George Jaques on whose farmland, at SW6-2-17W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain, a one-room schoolhouse was constructed in early 1890. A new schoolhouse was built in 1931. It closed and the district was dissolved in 1967. Its catchment area became part of the Killarney School District and later the Turtle Mountain School Division. The school is commemorated by a metal sign at its former location.

Among the teachers of Jaques School were Jessie Cameron (1890) and Mrs. Marie Whiteside (1966).

Jaques School

Jaques School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 95.

Jaques School commemorative sign

Jaques School commemorative sign (May 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.08800, W99.75011
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Jaques School District No. 605], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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, pages 109-110.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Alan Mason.

Page revised: 1 May 2021

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