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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oak River School No. 253 (RM of Oakview)

Oak River School District No. 253 was formally established in 1884, and a school was built at this site (SW4-14-22W) in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview. In 1891, the school was moved into Oak River (SW33-13-22W) where, in May 1917, it became Oak River Consolidated School No. 253, consolidating with three rural schools: Bankburn School No. 1098, Maplewood School No. 662, and Wheatland School No. 304. No remains of the school are visible at its former site, other than a sign commemorating its location.

Oak River School No. 1 commemorative sign

Oak River School No. 1 commemorative sign (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.15231, W100.43933
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oak River School No. 253 (Oak River, RM of Oakview)

Sources:

“Oak River, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, 28 August 1916, 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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2019

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