Historic Sites of Manitoba: Preston School No. 572 (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)
Preston School District was organized in April 1889 and a school building was erected in the northwest quarter of 20-14-12 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, southwest of Gladstone. The district was dissolved in July 1967. The school building was later moved 20 miles east to a site near the village of Westbourne.
Among the noteworthy students of Preston School was James R. Ferguson.
Photos & Coordinates
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 George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 February 2021