Historic Sites of Manitoba: Selton School No. 291 (RM of Victoria)

Selton School was the first school in the Cypress River area, established in 1881. It operated until January 1958 when it was absorbed into Cypress River Consolidated School No. 2357.

Among the teachers of Selton School were Ethel Nelson, R. S. Horne, Vivian L. Cooper, James Jackson Keith, W. Hamilton, Forbes McGregor, Nellie Campbell, Sadie Cleland, Susanna Maguire, Agnes Jamieson, Barbara Henderson, Edith Berry, L. McCullough, Minnie Sanderson, Cordelia Young, Ethel Thompson, Elsie Charters, L. Hart, Florence Cameron, Tena Uhrich, U. E. Bourque, Kate Rankin, Edith Stewart, Edna Steel, Edith Crowe, Dougalda Owens, Pearl Hogle, Cora Arnold, Mavis Rankin, Olive Angst, Verna Mahon, Louise Richmond, Verna Davidson, Esther Paul, Sylvia Olson, Gertie Mason, Audrey Maguire, and Angele Claeys.

A monument was erected in commemoration of past and present residents of the Selton district. A visitors log is housed in a box beside the monument.

Selton School

Selton School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 4.

Selton School commemorative monument

Selton School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59139, W98.98369
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cypress River Pioneers Monument (RM of Victoria)


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.

R.M. of Victoria: Past & Present, Volume 1 by RM of Victoria History Book Committee, 2002, page 201.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 October 2023

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