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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McDermott School No. 810 (RM of Dufferin)

The McDermott School District was established in March 1894, using in part some land taken from the St. Daniel School District. Before a school building was constructed, classes were held in a house belonging to Frank McDermott, for whom the district was named. About 1902, a wood frame building was erected at SW36-7-5W in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. It was moved one and a half miles south, to SW25-7-5W, in 1916. It was replaced three years later by a concrete block building. In 1968, the district was dissolved and its land joined the Carman Consolidated School District. The building is no longer present at the site but a sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of McDermott School were Frank White and Ila Clark Lang (1943-1944).

McDermott School

McDermott School sign (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.59180, W98.02797
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks


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 Permit Teachers of World War II, compiled by Louisa Loeb, Winnipeg: Hyperion Press Ltd., 2007.

School Bells & Honey Pails: A GPS Tour of Local Country Schools, Dufferin Historical Museum, circa 2011, 74 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2015

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