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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Marius School / Lone Spruce School No. 1984 (RM of Alonsa)

Known originally as the Marius School District when it was organized formally in May 1919, it was renamed Lone Spruce School District at some point. Schoolhouses operated at NW16-18-10W, SW18-18-10W, and NW8-18-10W in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. In March 1938, its catchment area was added to the Amaranth School District. Only some chunks of concrete from the schoolhouse foundation remained at its last-known site at the time of a 2018 visit.

Lone Spruce School

Lone Spruce School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 72.

Site of the former Lone Spruce School

Site of the former Lone Spruce School (November 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.53532, W8.82084
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2018

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