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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pipestone School No. 737 (Pipestone, RM of Pipestone)

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The Pipestone School District was established formally in February 1893, in the village of Pipestone in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone. A building was erected in 1899 on a design by Brandon architect W. H. Shillinglaw. In October 1920, it became consolidated with Humberstone School No. 982 as Pipestone Consolidated School No. 737. The school was closed in June 1978 and the building was demolished. A commemorative monument at the site was dedicated on 5 August 1984.





B. M. Smyth-Pigott


Lloyd T. Hayward


David L. Wittet


Pearl Nama Broadworth (1885-?)




A. May McLachlan


Albert Hill (1882-?)


H. E. Bowes


Lewis Emmett Lynd (1876-1961)


Albert Hill


Samuel Stewart Bryan (1889-?)


Keith Ian Sanburn Smith (c1908-1972)


Kenneth R. Jasper


J. W. Peach


James Maxwell Taylor


Arnold Marshall Leech (1911-1998)


William “Bill” Shydlowsky (?-1987)


School Year



Ronald L. Chalmers (intermediate room), Miss Mary Pawlin (primary room)


Ronald L. Chalmers (intermediate room)

Pipestone School: John G. Rattray (1893), George P. Bawden, Miss Harlow, Hattie McNicol, Gordon Evans, Jeanie Lothian, Willie Mitchell, Stella Willoughby, Alma Perlette, Harold Parker, Percival Hatch, Florence McKinnon, Jeoffrey Lothian, Hector McKinnon, Lily Evans, Janie Rattray, John McKinnon, Stanley Wright, George Mitchell, George Rattray, Alma McTavish, Renie Crawford, Willie Lockwood, Jeanie Morrison, Pearl Lockwood, Minnie Wright, John Rattray, Maud Summers, Leslie McTavish, Robert Lothian, Kate Lothian, Hiram Lockwood, Della Kennedy, Roy McLachlan, Guy Lockwood, Alex Morrison, John Ellsworth, Phersie Nicol, Sidney Summers, Ethel Perlette, Bella Mitchell, Maggie Summers, Elsie Wright, Lula Ellsworth, Ida Kennedy, George Golding, Jessie McNichol, Jack McTavish, Tom Lothian, Pearl Parker, Dorothy Gillson.

Pipestone Consolidated School: Mr. George Bawden, Miss Harlow, Mr. George Elliott, John G. Rattray, Miss Calder (Mrs. John Dodds), Miss Martin, Miss Cameron, Miss Mabel Spurr, Miss McLean, Miss Turner, Miss Mae McLaughlan, Miss Wallace, Miss Donnelly, Miss F. Donald, Mr. A. Hill, Miss Motheral, Miss M. McLaren, Miss M. Stinson, Miss Dandy, Miss Freda Chapman, Miss Myra Reid, Major S. S. Byron, Miss Ermina Shier, Miss Hayhurst, Miss Devon, Mr. Ken Jasper, Miss Frances McLeod, Miss Bertha Davis, Mr. Steve Foord-Kelsey, Miss Mary Paulue, Mr. Jack Peach, Mr. Keith Smith, Miss Ellen Wilson, Mr. Mac Taylor, Miss Mary Boulton, Miss Mary Bunting, Mr. Don Berry, Miss Shirley Gwyer, Miss Edna Foreman, Miss Marion May, Mrs. Brown, Miss Lulu LaCroix, Mrs. Rae Beaudry, Miss Bev Leckie, Mrs. Mary Chalmers, Mrs. Rawcliffe, Miss Margaret Peloquin, Mr. Grant Henderson, Miss Bev Bailley, Mr. Arnold Leach, Mrs. Louise Downing, Mr. Brian Whidden, Miss Joan Godfrey, Mr. Harvey Benson, Miss Pat McRae, Miss Faye Traill, Miss Fern Traill, Mr. Steve Gerellus, Miss Olga Lobur, Mr. George Dutchisson, Miss Gail Hamilton, Mrs. Donna Minkus, Mrs. Irene Witt, Miss Mae Kelly, Miss Joan Bailey, Miss Marjorie Robertson, Mrs. Barb McLenehan, Mrs. Kathleen Thompson, Mrs. Dianne Liefso.

Photos & Maps

Pipestone School

Pipestone School (circa 1913)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0010

Pipestone School

Pipestone School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 117.

Pipestone School

Students and teacher of Pipestone School (1906-1907)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Pipestone History Project 23, N14857.

Pipestone School Monument

Pipestone School monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.55889, W100.94643
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Belleview School No. 598 (Pipestone, RM of Pipestone)


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Pipestone,” Brandon Sun, 30 August 1950, page 11.

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.

Trails Along the Pipestone by Pipestone History Project, c1981, page 345-348. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.P56 Tra]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2017

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