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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rivers School No. 1484 / Rivers Anniversary Monument (Rivers, Municipality of Riverdale)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A monument in Rivers, in the Municipality of Riverdale, was erected in July 1988 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its formal incorporation as a Village. Also at the site is the original bell from Rivers Consolidated School No. 1484, which stood nearby from 1910 to 1974, built on a design by Brandon architect W. A. Elliott. A monument that appears to have once had a large plaque imbedded in it now has a small plaque commemorating the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 12 May 1937.

Principals

Period

Principal

1913-1919

James McNeil (1866-1954)

1919-1920

John Simpson

1920-1921

P. A. Klassen

1921-1923

Angus McNevin (1862-1923)

1923

D. McLeod

1923-1924

W. W. Ferrier

1924-1925

Thomas Orton Durnin (1889-1964)

1925-1927

John Osborn Wilson (1900-1972)

1927-1929

Lewis Emmett Lynd (1876-1961)

1929-1930

Benjamin Hodkinson (1864-1948)

1930-1953

Wilfred Inglis Stewart (1898-1964)

1953-c1969

John Wesley Lorne Graham (1904-2000)

Principals (Rivers High School)

Period

Principal

1959-1965

Robert Leslie McIntosh (1925-2011)

1965-1968

Arnold J. Nicholls

1968-1973

B. Ward

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1917-1918

R. I. Cobbledick, E. M. Dunsmore, A. M. Harrison, J. Miners

1918-1919

E. L. Cathers, E. M. Dunsmore, A. M. Harrison, J. Miners

1919-1920

L. E. Hardy, H. R. Hayden, E. I. Weir, Mary Williams, Mildred Williams

1920-1921

M. Campbell, May Emrick, Helen R. Hayden, Ivy Miners, M. R. Williams, M. S. Williams

1921-1922

O. G. Delbridge, A. I. McFadden, I. M. Miners, J. M. Miners

1922-1923

L. Bastard, O. G. Delbridge, H. Jaffray, Ivy Miners, J. M. Miners, G. Thompson

1923-1924

L. Bastard, A. Jones, I. Miners, Jessie Miners, G. Thompson

1924-1925

L. A. Bastard, A. Jones, I. Miners, Jessie Miners, Irene Peden

1925-1926

A. I. McFadden, Ivy Miners, Irene Peden

1926-1927

A. I. McFadden, I. M. Miners, Jessie Miners, Irene Peden, Muriel O. Travers

1927-1928

A. I. McFadden, I. M. Miners, J. M. Miners, M. I. Mitchell

1928-1929

K. Adcock, Rose Hyndman, A. I. McFadden, I. Miners, M. Mitchell

Among the other teachers at Rivers School was Nicholas Melnychuk.

Photos & Maps

Rivers School

Postcard of Rivers Consolidated School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0110

Rivers School

Rivers School with $40,000 addition (circa 1920)
Source: Education Department Report, 1920, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Rivers School

Rivers School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 126.

Rivers School

Van used to transport students to the Rivers Consolidated School, with driver Bob Mills. Male students were unidentified but girls were (left to right): Violet Bowman, Fanny Varcoe, Belle Robins, Eva Robins, Peg Robins, and Mabel Bowman (circa 1912)
Source: Olive Bowman Lee (via James Frank)

Rivers School

Rivers School (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Rivers 4.

Rivers Anniversary Monument

Rivers Anniversary Monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.03364, W100.23727
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pendennis School No. 920 (Municipality of Riverdale)

Sources:

“School report,” Rivers Gazette, 6 March 1919, page 8.

“School report,” Rivers Gazette, 8 April 1920, page 5.

“School report for February,” Rivers Gazette, 3 March 1921, page 5.

“School report for November,” Rivers Gazette, 15 December 1921, page 5.

“School report for May,” Rivers Gazette, 8 June 1922, page 5.

“School report for March,” Rivers Gazette, 5 April 1923, page 1.

“School report for March,” Rivers Gazette, 3 April 1924, page 1.

“School report for May,” Rivers Gazette, 4 June 1925, page 4.

“School report for May,” Rivers Gazette, 3 June 1926, page 6.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Old Rivers school to be demolished,” Rivers Gazette Reporter, 27 June 1974, page 1.

Geographical Names of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Conservation, c2000.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950

We thank James Frank for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2016

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