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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norway School #1 No. 1536 (RM of Cartier)

The Norway School District was organized formally in April 1910 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW22-10-3W in the Rural Municipality of Cartier. In 1946, the school board constructed a second school building, known as Norway School #2, located at the Waldheim Hutterite Colony at SE29-10-3W. In 1948, Norway School #1 was moved to NE15-10-3W and put on a new foundation with a full basement. A furnace in the basement provided heating of the single classroom. The following year, Norway School #2 became Maple School with its own school district. The original school closed in 1958, due to low enrollment, and the remaining students were bused to Elie School. The district consolidated with Glengarry School District to form the Elie Consolidated School District.

Norway School

Norway School No. 1 (no date) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 135.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.85502, W97.80005
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

School District Formation Files [Norway School District No. 1536], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2015

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