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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pretty Valley School No. 1162 (RM of Swan River)

Known as the Byersville School District when it was established in November 1901 in the Rural Municipality of Swan River, commemorating the local Byers family. In the summer of 1904, a one-room schoolhouse was built at NE32-34-27W, said to be the “the driest spot which could be found.” Its name was soon changed to Pretty Valley School District. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its area became part of the Swan Valley School Division. The former school building was still standing at the site as of 1998.

Pretty Valley School

Pretty Valley School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 69.

Site Location (lat/long): N51.96814, W101.24749
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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 March 2014

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