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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jordon School / Newbridge School No. 877 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

The Jordon School District was established formally in April 1896 and a schoolhouse operated at NE4-3-4 east of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin. The district was renamed to Newbridge almost immediately after its formation. Tenders for a school building were issued in October 1896 and the finished structure, measuring 18 feet by 26 feet, was completed at a cost of around $450. In October 1913, the district was reorganized into the Greenridge School District, though this school operated for the remainder of the school year before closing.

Among the teachers of Newbridge School were Miss S. McLennan (1899-1900), George William Burrell (1903-1905), John William Lawbe Doubleday (1912), Jean Steele (1912-1913), and Alta Shearer (1913-1914).

Newbridge School

Newbridge School (c1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors’ Photographs, A0233, GR2664, C65.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.18947, W96.98526
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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Newbridge School No. 877 Daily Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Newbridge School No. 877 Minute Book, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

School division and school district formation files, Jordon [Jordan] School District #877, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 October 2017

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