Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lonely Dale School No. 2251 (RM of Whitemouth)

The Lonely Dale School District was established in June 1934 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW29-12-11E in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth. A second classroom was added in 1950 or 1951. After the school closed in 1960, the former school building was sold. The only vestige remaining at the site is its concrete foundation.

Among the teachers who worked at Lonely Dale School through the years were Irene McCulloch (1935), Katherine McDonald (1940), Elizabeth Bergman (1945), Gloria Martens (1950), Jane Halverson (1955), and George T. Reimer (1960).

Site of the former Lonely Dale School

Site of the former Lonely Dale School (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.03195, W96.06914
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Trails to Rails to Highways edited by Bob Porth and Craig MacKenzie, Whitemouth Municipal Museum Society, 1979.

This page was prepared by Bob Porth and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 March 2021

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