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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Montrose School No. 242 (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

The Montrose School was built on the southeast quarter of 8-12-15 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford, on land donated by Angus McBean in an agreement with trustees J. Mack, S. Bain, and R. Connor. It was named after the Montrose Post Office. The community became known as Harte with the coming of the Canadian Northern Railway. The school was replaced by another building in 1915, which operated until 1967 when it merged with Carberry Consolidated School No. 2404.

Among the teachers who worked at Montrose School through the years were Mr. Elliott, Miss McGregor, Miss Cornish, Miss Crewsen, Miss Govier, Miss Gillies, Miss Rankin, Miss Cowell, Miss Blair, Miss Little, Miss Byram, Miss Brown, Miss Bullard, Miss Grace Baissie (early 1940s), Miss Copeland, Mr. Van Horn, Miss Jolliffe, Miss Hawkins, Mrs. Drysdale, Miss Geekie, Miss Creed, Miss Sumner, Miss Hargreaves, Miss Gordon, Mrs. McConnell, and Mrs. Thorn.

Montrose School commemorative monument

Montrose School commemorative monument (October 2010)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.98992, W99.47763
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Montrose School (691 Montrose Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

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.

Carberry Plains, Century One: 1882-1982 by the Carberry History Committee, 1982. ISBN 0-88925-422-2. Manitoba Historical Society Library, 971.27Car, page 121.

Quest in Roots by Brookdale Historical Society, 1987. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.B81Que]

We thank Marj Lillies for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2023

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