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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pioneer School No. 1563 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Pioneer School District was established in May 1911 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW29-24-7W in the Rural Municipality of Siglunes. In 1936, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Woodlea Municipal School District. The original district was re-formed in March 1958 and operated until 1967 it joined the Lakeshore School Division. The former school building is no longer present at the site and another building has replaced it.

Pioneer School

Pioneer School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 140.

Former site of Pioneer School

Former site of Pioneer School (June 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.09734, W98.41935
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Ashern topographic map, 62O/1, Edition 1, Series A743 [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.

We thank Holly Thorne for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2021

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