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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Schools Monument (Margaret, RM of Prairie Lakes)

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This monument in Margaret in the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes, unveiled on 25 July 1970, commemorates schools that once operated in the vicinity: Alcester School No. 380 at NE15-5-19W (1888-1953), Harmony School No. 769 at SE31-4-18W (1895-1953), Langvale School No. 224 at SE2-6-18W (1883-1961), Pinkham School No. 269 at NE36-5-19W (1884-1954), Greenfield School No. 212 at NE16-5-18W (1884-1943), and Margaret School No. 212 in Margaret (1943-1991). The Greenfield School building was brought to the site. The school closed in June 1993.





Charles E. Littler


Edna Anderson


James G. Dork


Gudmundur August “Mundi” Eyjolfson (1912-1994)


Mrs. Isabelle Wery


Miss J. E. Livingston




Evelyn Lane


Robert Neill “Bob” Waldon (1932-2020)


K. Krahn


Alvin James Hill (1922-2010)


P. A. Laval


L. Olga Long


Among the other teachers of Margaret School was Lily A. Harrison.

Photos & Coordinates

Greenfield School / Margaret School

Greenfield School / Margaret School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 73.

The former Margaret School building

The former Margaret School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1097.

The former Margaret School building

The former Margaret School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1096.

Margaret Schools commemorative monument

Margaret Schools commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.40398, W99.85605
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pinkham School No. 269 (Municipality of Grassland)


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

“Ten years ago,” Brandon Sun, 18 July 2000, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2021

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