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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McMillan School No. 1109 (RM of Rockwood)

The McMillan School District was established in March 1901 and a one-room schoolhouse was constructed at NE21-17-2E in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood. In 1912, its district was divided in three parts, resulting in the formation of Light School District and Komarno School District. The McMillan school building was moved to NE16-17-2E and renovated. It was replaced by a new structure in 1940.

Among the teachers who worked at McMillan School was George Martyniuk.

The original McMillan School

The original McMillan School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 59.

The second McMillan School

The second McMillan School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 59.

The newly built McMillan School building

The newly built McMillan School building (1940)
Source: Education Department Report, 1940, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.46215, W97.25350
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

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.

100 Years of History: Rockwood Municipality by Rockwood Municipality History, 1982.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2021

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