Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pinkham School No. 269 (Municipality of Grassland)

The Pinkham School District was formally organized in June 1883, presumably named for cleric William Cyprian Pinkham. A school building was erected by 1885. A new schoolhouse, opened in the Fall of 1921, operated on the northeast quarter of 36-5-19 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Grassland. The school closed in 1953 and the building was moved to Margaret where it accommodated school overflow there until a new wing was built. In 1955, the former schoolhouse was renovated into a teacherage. A small sign commemorates it at the previous site.

Among the teachers of Pinkham School were George Duguid (1906), S. G. Snelgrove (1909), Emily Blanchard (1911), Miss K. Cossar, Jessie McIntyre, Jean Muir, Clara M. Code, Susie Nicol, Gwyneth Warren, Muriel Stover, and Muriel Wood.

Pinkham School

Pinkham School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 8.

Pinkham School commemorative sign

Pinkham School commemorative sign (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.44326, W99.90150
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Schools Monument (Margaret, RM of Prairie Lakes)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pinkham School (765 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg)


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.

Minto: People of Pride, 1881 to 1998 by Minto History Book Committee, 1998, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2021

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