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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roskeen School No. 1058 (RM of Rosedale)

The Roskeen School District was established in March 1900 and a one-room schoolhouses operated at SW34-18-15W in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale. The school closed in June 1964 and the district was dissolved in April 1967. Its area became part of the Kelwood School District. The school building was sold and moved off the site. An elaborate model of the former school, unveiled in August 1985, commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Roskeen School were John McClung (1902-1913), Miss Annie Parker, Miss Bertha Cohen, Miss Catharine McCrae, Miss E. Webster, Miss Inkster, Miss Viola Worthington, Miss Donaldson, Miss Eva Rodin, Miss Francis Jones, Miss Rae Stevens (1925), Miss Stella McDonald, Jim Bradshaw, Miss Hilda Sykes, Mr. F. G. Stevens, Mr. J. H. Turner, and Miss Myrtle Graham.

Roskeen School

Roskeen School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 48.

Roskeen School commemorative monument

Roskeen School commemorative monument (September 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Roskeen School commemorative monument

Roskeen School commemorative monument (March 2021)
Source: Kathryn Hyndman

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.57999, W99.46493
denoted by symbol on the map above


Kelwood Bridges the Years, 1890-1967 by Kelwood Centennial Committee, 1967.

The Beautiful Plains Story: 1983-2008 by Neepawa and Area History Committee, 2008, page 161.

We thank Allan Drysdale, Alan Mason, David Ford, and Kathryn Hyndman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2021

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