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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pebble Beach School No. 1713 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Pebble Beach School District was established in December 1913 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE14-23-8W in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. The former schoolhouse was later renovated into a private residence but was standing vacant at the time of a 2015 site visit. It had been destroyed, apparently by fire, by the time of a 2021 visit.

Among the teachers of Pebble Beach School were L. E. Campbell (1939), Gladys Hicks (1939-1940), Eunice Alice Wood (1940-1941), Mary Eleanor Evans (1941-1942), Elma Kletke (1942-1943), Geneva Grace Mattern (1943-1944), Ethel M. Funk (1944), William H. Rentz (1944-1945), Daphne Dolvina Nystrom (1945-1946), Thomas H. Rothwell (1946-1947), Anne Dudar (1947-1948), David Frank Thiessen (1948-1949), Jacob Harold Klassen (1949-1950), Harry David Schellenberg (1950), Walter M. Erickson (1950-1951), Marvin Sveistrup (1952-1953), Walter Turko (1953-1954), Grace Audrey Fox (1954-1955), Max Mathew Kibsey (1955-1956), Harvey Edward Brown (1956-1957), Audrey J. Spence (1957-1958), Stanley J. Kopee (1958-1959), D. D. Amundson (1959-1960), Abe Heide (1960), Charles Donald McLarty (1960), Katherine Mary Madill (1960-1961), Susan Letandre (1961), Mary S. Ramsey (1962), Mary Enns (1962), Stephanie Judith “Judy” Freeman (1962-1963), Sirgun Johnson (1963-1964), Vernon Norman Parkes (1964-1965), and Raymond Ray Galinger (1965-1966).

Pebble Beach School

Pebble Beach School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 21.

The former Pebble Beach School building

The former Pebble Beach School building (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Pebble Beach School building

The former Pebble Beach School building (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Pebble Beach School building

Site of the former Pebble Beach School building (October 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.97902, W98.47145
denoted by symbol on the map above


Eriksdale West topographic map, 62J/16 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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, Pebble Beach School District #1713 - Daily Registers, GR11220, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 November 2021

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