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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Plum Hollow School No. 549 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Plum Hollow School District was established formally in August 1888 and a school building was erected in 14-1-17 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. The school closed in December 1962 and the district was dissolved the next year. Its remaining students went to Lena Consolidated School No. 1393. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Plum Hollow School were George B. Monteith (1888), Miss Agnes Friesen (1962), and G. G. Schmidt.

Plum Hollow School

Plum Hollow School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 88.

Plum Hollow School commemorative sign

Plum Hollow School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.02636, W99.66040
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Reflections: Turtle Mountain Municipality and Killarney, 1882-1982, page 112.

We thank Marie Dueck for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2021

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