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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ridgeway School No. 1470 (RM of Rockwood)

The Ridgeway School District was established in July 1908 and a 18 by 30-foot one-room schoolhouse operated on two acres spanning SW22-15-1E and NW22-15-1E in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood. The school closed in 1958 and the district was dissolved in 1963. Its area was added to the Balmoral Consolidated School District. The former school building was renovated into a private residence but it burned down shortly afterward.

Among the teachers who worked at Ridgeway School were Wellington S. Gable (1908-1909), Agnes O. Barbour (1909-1910), Fannie Barbour (1910-1911), Bessie Shaw (1911-1914), Jessie Collie (1914-1915), Della Baker (1915-1916), Anna Gibson (1916-1917), Gertrude Fines (1917-1919), Sadie McCormick (1920), Margaret McAdam (1920-1921), Bill Rae (1921), Miss E. A. Horrocks (1921-1923), Martha L. Ruccius (1923-1924), Anna Murray (1925-1926), Edna Saunders (1926-1928), Juel Grose (1928-1930), Mary Jeffery (1930-1933), Janet McNeil (1933), Isobel Jeffery (1934-1937), Emily Inkster (1937-1944), Ainsley Main (1944-1950), Mary Jeffery (1950-1952), Lucinda Thorsteinson (1953), Shirley Bollen (1953-1954), Mrs. L. Thorsteinson (1954-1955), and Mr. R. N. Fines (1955-1958).

Ridgeway School

Ridgeway School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 123.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.29303, W97.38989
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.

100 Years of History: Rockwood Municipality by Rockwood Municipality History, 1982.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2021

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