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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ralph Connor School No. 1769 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Ralph Connor School District was established in January 1915, named for the nom-de-plume of novelist Charles W. Gordon, and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE7-25-8W in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. No vestige of the former school was found during a 2016 site visit.

Ralph Connor School

Ralph Connor School (circa 1930)
Source: Education Department Report, 1930, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.15450, W98.56176
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Charles William Gordon [Ralph Connor] (1860-1937)

Sources:

Ebb and Flow East topographic map, 62O/2 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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 Holly Thorne for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 December 2020

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