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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Seeburn School No. 452 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Seeburn School District was established in July 1885 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW4-20-26W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area was added to the Angus School District. It later became part of the Pelly Trail School Division.

Among the teachers who worked at Seeburn School were Mary Hamilton (1885) and Peter Melnyk (1950s).

Seeburn School

Seeburn School (no date) by J. W. Clarke
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 60.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.68329, W101.04230
denoted by symbol on the map above


Binscarth East topographic map, 62K/11 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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.

Ripples On The Lake: A History of Shoal Lake Municipality, 1884-1984 by Shoal Lake History Book Committee, 1984.

Obituary [Peter Melnyk], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 2022.

We thank Malcolm Bell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 March 2022

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