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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sandridge School No. 1363 (RM of Armstrong)

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The Sandridge School District was organized formally in May 1906 and, later that year, a wood frame one-room school was built at NW16-19-1E in what would later be the Rural Municipality of Armstrong. Classes began in the early spring of 1907. Around 1930-1931, after the school had closed, the building was moved several miles south to SE14-18-1W to be used as Union Prairie School. It closed in the 1940s and was moved in 1948-1949 to SW35-18-1W where the structure was used as a community centre. By the 1980s it was standing vacant and was later moved to the Chatfield Park of Souvenirs Museum where some school records are held.

Among the teachers of Sandridge School was Mr. I. Espe.

The former Sandridge School building, standing vacant following its use as a community centre

The former Sandridge School building, standing vacant following its use as a community centre (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 99.

Interior of the former Sandridge School

Interior of the former Sandridge School (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 104.

The former Sandridge School building, later moved to the Chatfield Museum

The former Sandridge School building, later moved to the Chatfield Museum (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.64120, W97.43858
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.

Wilderness to Wildlife: Chatfield and District History by Chatfield Oldtimers Club, c1981. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.C45 Wil]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 November 2019

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