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The Richard School District was established formally in June 1900 and a school operated in Somerset. In 1959, the district was consolidated with Bertram School No. 2097 and Harmer School No. 415 to form the Richard Consolidated School District No. 1092.
Among the other teachers of Richard School were M. Allan Davis (1906) and Renée-France Labossière.
Photos & Maps
Richard School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 56.
Site Location (lat/long): N49.41468, W98.66200
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Somerset School (775 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
School District Formation Files [Richard School District No. 1092], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.
“Aerial view of Somerset, 17 May 1944,” Charles J. Gingras collection #158, 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 Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 January 2019
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