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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pigeon Lake School No. 1336 (RM of St. Francois Xavier)

Built in 1906 and situated on River Lot 138 at the northwest corner of Highway 26 and Meadows Road, the school was originally known as St. Francois Xavier West No. 1336. In 1934 the district was divided and the one-room frame building was moved to this site in the Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier. In 1955 the name was changed to Pigeon Lake School. It served students from this area until 1960 when it was consolidated with others to form St. Francois Xavier No. 2387. This cairn was installed in 1996 by the St. Francois Xavier Historical Society.

Among the teachers of Pigeon Lake School was Frank Benbow Fox (1939-1940).

St. Francois Xavier West School

St. Francois Xavier West School (no date) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 100.

Pigeon Lake School

Pigeon Lake School monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.94693, W97.59833
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.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2016

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