Historic Sites of Manitoba: Marshland School No. 1278 (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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The Marshland School District was organized formally in August 1903 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE19-16-10W in what is now the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone. For most of the 1920s to 1940s, the school operated with an average of three students or less, and was closed on at least one occasion (1933) during that span of years. There were about ten students in the early 1940s. The district was dissolved in June 1945 and its catchment area was added to the Langruth Consolidated School District.

Among the teachers of Marshland School were Mary Edith Milton Palmer (1928-1929), Elsie Green (1930-1931), Sigridur Katrin Arnadottir Johannson (1932), Muriel G. Cunningham (1934-1935), Margaret Cannell (1939-1940), M. Elaine Wardrop (1939-1940), Margaret M. Archer (1940-1941), and Blanche Johannson (1940s).

Marshland School

Marshland School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 90.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.37458, W98.82480
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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Marshland School District No. 1278 Daily Registers, GR3152, Archives of Manitoba.

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Marshland School District No. 1278, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Walter Arksey for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 February 2021

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