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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lima School No. 1445 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Lima School District was organized formally in March 1909 and a school building was erected the following year on the southeast quarter of 34-21-26 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. In 1953, the original building was replaced by a new structure. With school consolidation through the 1960s, it closed in 1968. The building is no longer at the site but a monument commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Lima School was Peter Melnyk (1950s).

The original Lima School

The original Lima School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 119.

Lima School Teacherage

Lima School Teacherage (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 119.

Lima School commemorative monument

Lima School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.84540, W100.99868
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Silver Creek Centennial Monument (Angusville, RM of Riding Mountain West)

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 [Peter Melnyk], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 2022.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 March 2022

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