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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lakelet School No. 229 (RM of Minto-Odanah)

Lakelet School was formally established in December 1883 and, the next year, a building was erected in the southeast quarter of 36-16-18 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah. It closed in 1967 and the district was dissolved in January 1968. The school yard site has been converted into a cattle feed lot.

Among the teachers who worked at Lakelet School was Robert R. Smith (1930s).

Lakelet School

Lakelet School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 81.

Lakelet School commemorative monument

Lakelet School commemorative monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.40303, W99.81700
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.

Forest to Field: Centennial History of Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam and Village of Erickson, Manitoba, Canada by Clanwilliam History Book Committee, 1984, pages 124-125.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2021

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