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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ross Lake School (Adams Street, Flin Flon)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

In 1935, the Ross Lake School in Flin Flon was constructed by the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company and sold to the Flin Flon School District for the sum of $1. The school closed in 1977 and the building was used for a time as office space by the school board. It was demolished in July 2003.

Principals

Period

Principal

1935-1943

?

1943-1944

J. W. Gordon

1944-1945

?

1945-1949

Stephen John Klym (1920-2010)

1949-1967

?

1967-1968

Carl Smorang (c1937-2013)

1968-1977

?

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Ross Lake School

Postcard view of Ross Lake School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0059

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N54.76632, W101.86360
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

School District Formation Files [Flin Flon School District No. 2228], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

“Flin Flon schools’ staff convene,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1944, page 4.

“Manitobans to teach in U.K.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1968, page 15.

Flin Flon by Valerie Hedman, Loretta Yauck, and Joyce Henderson for the Flin Flon Historical Society, 1974. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.F65 Hed]

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.

We thank Paige Kowal for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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