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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Plum Coulee School No. 651 (Plum Coulee, Municipality of Rhineland)

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The Plum Coulee School District was organized in April 1891 and a school operated in the village of Plum Coulee in what is now the Municipality of Rhineland. In late 1919, a four-classroom, one-storey brick school building was constructed on a design by Winnipeg architect Henry William Greene and the former three-room school building and site was sold at auction. This school was replaced by another one-storey structure built in 1931. It became the Plum Coulee Consolidated School District No. 2446 in 1967, combining with Bloomfield School No. 793, Neu Kronsthal School No. 1137, Hamburg School No. 2139, and Kleefeld School No. 2160.





Duncan Crerar (1877-1910)




James Thomas Hulme (1864-1938)


Peter W. Warkentin (?-?)


John J. Gardner


A. O. Anderson


Chester MacMillan Fraser (1904-1975)


Ernest Arthur “Ernie” Friesen (1917-2012)


Franklin Stuart “Frank” Presunka (1919-1985)


John Ernest Ingot (?-2001)


J. R. Walkof


H. G. Goertzen


Peter Frederick Kutcher (1918-2013)


H. Neufeld


Among the teachers of Plum Coulee School were Angus McGregor (1897) and Leonard Krueger (?-1938).

Photos & Coordinates

The original Plum Coulee School building

The original Plum Coulee School building (circa 1920)
Source: Education Department Report, 1920, Manitoba Legislative Library.

The second Plum Coulee School building, constructed around 1919

The second Plum Coulee School building, constructed around 1919 (circa 1920)
Source: Education Department Report, 1920, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Plum Coulee School, built in 1931

Plum Coulee School, built in 1931 (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 103.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.19109, W97.76241
denoted by symbol on the map above


“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

“Plum Coulee, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, June 1911, Archives of Manitoba.

“Tenders for the building of a school,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 July 1919, page 12.

“Auction sale of school site, school buildings and furnace,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 February 1920, page 54.

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

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: 8 March 2021

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