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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roxton School No. 1625 (RM of Lakeshore)

The Roxton School District was organized formally in April 1912 but a school building was erected the following year, on the southwest quarter of 4-24-16 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Lakeshore. After the school closed in 1967, the school building was moved to SW14-24-17W and was used as a private residence. A commemorative monument at the former school site, topped with a metal model of the school, was erected in July 1987.

Some of the teachers who taught at Roxton School included Coralie I. Milne (1913), Lizzie Smith, Isa Hearn, Emma Carnack, Florence Maddacks, Manuel Boguski (1954-1956), Kazimer Mathieshen (1956-1960), and Mrs. Olga Didyk (1960-1966).

Roxton School

Roxton School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 5.

The former Roxton School building

The former Roxton School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 924.

The former Roxton School building

The former Roxton School building (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Roxton School commemorative monument

Roxton School commemorative monument (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.03723, W99.65995
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Teaching staffs named for “A” and “B” groups,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 9 September 1954, page 1.

“Record-breaking enrollments expected here in collegiate, elementary schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 1 September 1955, page 1.

“All-time high enrollments expected for town schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 30 August 1956, page 1.

“Town schools open today, high enrollments expected,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 29 August 1957, page 1.

“Total of 110 teachers assigned to schools in Dauphin-Ochre area,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 4 September 1958, page 1.

“Teaching staffs assigned to rural, village schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 3 September 1959, page 1.

“26 rural schools start fall term classes Tuesday,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 31 August 1960, page 4.

“Teaching staff for area schools increases to 132 for opening 1963-64 term,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 21 August 1963, page 1.

“All area schools open classes next Tuesday, 131 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 26 August 1964, page 1.

“All schools in area open classes Sept. 1 – 133 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 25 August 1965, page 1, 8.

Between Mountain and Lake: A History of Ochre River Rural Municipality, 1885-1970 by Ochre River Women’s Institute History Committee, Neepawa: The Neepawa Press, 1970, pages 247-249.

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2019

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