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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rose Valley School No. 344 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Rose Valley School District was established formally in June 1884 and a frame school building was erected the next year on the southwest quarter of 22-1-16 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. It closed in December 1965 and its catchment area was divided between the Lena Consolidated School District No. 1393 and Holmfield Consolidated School District No. 699. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Rose Valley School were James B. Cook (1884) and Mrs. Gail Orriss (1965).

Rose Valley School

Rose Valley School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 34.

Rose Valley School commemorative sign

Rose Valley School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.04385, W99.54847
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.

Reflections: Turtle Mountain Municipality and Killarney, 1882-1982, page 113.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2021

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