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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott’s Hill School No. 2261 (RM of Whitemouth)

The Scott’s Hill School District was established in June 1935 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE4-12-12E in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth. After the school closed, the former school building was sold and it stood vacant at the time of a 2013 site visit. It had fallen when the site was revisited in 2020.

Among the teachers of Scott’s Hill School through the years were Neilona Mary Chatfield (1936-1938), Lois Cautley Lund (1938-1940), Stefania G. Eyford (1940), Emma Louise Hadley (1941), Isobel Margaretta Grierson (1941-1942), Phylis Rowena Birkett (1942-1943), Edith Grace Irvine (1943-1944), Jean Margaret McLeod (1944-1945), Mary Evelyn Pearson (1945-1946), Ada M. Kern (1946-1947), Juanita T. Bakke (1947-1948), Hazel Evelyn Kolton (1948-1949), and John Howk (1950).

The former Scott’s Hill School building

The former Scott’s Hill School building (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Scott’s Hill School building

The former Scott’s Hill School building (June 2016)
Source: Holly Thorne

The former Scott’s Hill School building

The former Scott’s Hill School building (April 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.96751, W95.89158
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.

Trails to Rails to Highways edited by Bob Porth and Craig MacKenzie, Whitemouth Municipal Museum Society, 1979.

Manitoba school records collection, Scott’s Hill School District No. 2261 Daily Registers, GR2036, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, Robert Porth, Holly Thorne, and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 1 May 2020

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