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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roblin School No. 1046 (Municipality of Two Borders)

The Roblin School District was established formally in July 1899, named for local settler M. P. Roblin, and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW33-3-28W in what is now the Municipality of Two Borders. In the early 1930s, the school closed due to low student enrollment. It reopened in the mid-1940s then closed permanently in June 1947. The district became part of the Edward Municipal School District in 1956. The former school buildings were sold and used for a time as a private residence. No vestige of them remain at the site today.

Among the teachers who worked at Roblin School through the years were Annie Johnston, Annie Jamieson, Allie Baxter Holden, Miss Frank, Helen Armitage, Miss Eslin, Margaret Chisholm, Grace Mayer, Miss Roberts, and Edythe Snyder (1946-1947).

Roblin School

Roblin School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 46.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.25245, W101.20518
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goose Lake Consolidated School No. 1283 (Roblin, Municipality of Roblin)

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.

Harvests of Time: History of the R.M. of Edward by Edward History Book Committee, 1983, pages 176-177.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 October 2019

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