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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lilly Hill School No. 670 (RM of Prairie Lakes)

The Lilly Hill School District was established in July 1891 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE25-6-18W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes. The district was dissolved in 1964 and its area was added to that of the Wawanesa Consolidated School District. The school building is no longer present at the site but its concrete foundation is still visible.

Among the teachers of Lilly Hill School was Olive Lilian Burkitt (late 1930s).

Lilly Hill School

Lilly Hill School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 106.

Site of the former Lilly Hill School

Site of the former Lilly Hill School (November 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.50920, W99.76629
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.

Obituary [Olive Lilian Campbell], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2020

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