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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake Mary School No. 1739 (RM of Alonsa)

The map location for this Historic Site of Manitoba is UNKNOWN.
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The Lake Mary School District was established formally in April 1914 and a one-room schoolhouse resembling an Eatons design was built. Its location in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa is uncertain because sources vary, with one giving it as SE30-20-11W and another as 35-20-13W. The building was destroyed by a prairie fire in 1926, after which students in this area were transported to Mellonville School until 1928, when a new school was built. Closed around 1935, after several years of vacancy, the building was destroyed by fire.

Among the teachers of Lake Mary School were Bertha Marchington (1916), Minerva Faris (1917-1920), Miss Will (1924), Margaret Mukolitz (1925), W. Button (1928-1929), F. Chisholm (1928-1929), Alma Smith (1930), and Anton Solar (1934).

Lake Mary School

Lake Mary School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 26.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): UNKNOWN
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

McCreary: Milestones and Memories by McCreary History Book Committee, 1987, page 156.

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.

“These pupils taught a lesson in freedom,” Reminisce, November/December 1992, pages 28-29.

This page was prepared by Ernest Braun and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 August 2020

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