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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnesota School No. 1341 (RM of Cartier)

Minnesota School was established in June 1905 and a school building was erected in the southwest quarter of 26-10-2 West of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Cartier. It closed in January 1967. There is no marker commemorating its location, although a nearby municipal road is called Minnesota School Road. The building was moved to a nearby farm where it is used as a garage.

Among the teachers of Minnesota School were Miss G. Hasty, A. Burnett, Bessie Mclunn, Mable Qually, Nellie Taylor, Miss A. Hornibrook, Tillie Sletto, Kathleen Power, Emily Doak, Isabel Finlayson, Nora Zotyna, Beatrice Burke, Mrs. F. Wheatley, Flora Campbell, Miss L. L. Foster, Vilborg Eyolfson, Irene Bennett, Dan D. McRae, Dorothy Holland, Edna Johnston, Gladys Fromme, Vivian Alexander, Margaret Bell, Bell Patterson, Clifford Hall, Kathleen Duffy, Shirley Broten, Evelyn Thylor, Margaret Holloway, Emma Farfinink, Frances Lofto, Jean Darichuk, Mrs. R. Holland Lofto, Mrs. Bayliss, Miss Calder, and Miss Joyce Kelm.

Minnesota School

Minnesota School (no date) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 101.

The former Minnesota School building

The former Minnesota School building (November 2012)
Source: Meghan Rasmussen

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86109, W97.64075
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.

Treasures of Time: The Rural Municipality of Cartier, 1914-1984 by RM of Cartier, c1985. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.C37 Tre]

We thank Meghan Rasmussen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2020

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