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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mountain Glen School No. 1126 (RM of Thompson)

The Mountain Glen School District was formally organized in May 1901 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW35-4-7W in the Rural Municipality of Thompson, on land purchased for $2 from local resident John Riter. The school opened on 24 March 1902 with 23 students aged 5 to 17. On the side of the steep Tobacco Creek valley, the children would toboggan down the top of the hill in winter. The district was dissolved in 1950 and became part of the Miami Consolidated School District. The building foundation remains at the site, along with a commemorative sign, which is situated along the scenic Trans-Canada Trail but is not accessible by road.

Among the teachers who worked at Mountain Glen School were Gertrude Addison (1903), John Black (1904), Ernest McGirr (1904), Fred Smith (1904), Ezra Moodie (1905), Leah Embury (1905), Miss J. McCaffery (1906-1907), Ethel Collins (1908), Miss F. Hardy (1909), Miss C. Wright (1910), Miss J. Gardner (1911), Miss R. Power (1912), Miss E. Meillin (1913-1914), Miss E. Riter (1915), Miss M. Stewart (1916), Mr. J. A. Calder (1917), Miss Whitcombe (1918), Miss Harrison (1919), Mr. L. Watchorn (1919), Mr. G. Oakes (1919), Miss F. Warner (1920), Miss Henderson (1921), Agnes Sterling (1921), Mrs. J. McKerlie (1922), Eva Pearson (1923), Helen Sterling (1923-1925), Miss A. Medlicott (1926), Miss F. Sterling (1927), Miss E. Aitken (1928), Lillian Craik (1929-1932), Minnie Douglas (1933-1936), Marjorie Berry (1937-1939), Aileen Dale (1939-1942), Amy Murray (1942-1945), Deane McMillan (1945-1948), and Lorraine Frost (1948-1949).

Mountain Glen School

Mountain Glen School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 62.

Former site of Mountain Glen School

Former site of Mountain Glen School (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Mountain Glen School commemorative sign

Mountain Glen School commemorative sign (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.35409, W98.31794
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.

Miami & R. M. of Thompson Chronicles by Thompson History Book Committee, c1998. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.M50Mia]

Assiniboine Delta and Pembina Hills, Manitoba's Trans Canada Trail Map 2, Manitoba Recreational Trails Association, Winnipeg, 2004.

We thank Ed Giesbrecht and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2019

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