Historic Sites of Manitoba: Seven Sisters Falls School No. 2218 (Seven Sisters Falls, RM of Whitemouth)
The Seven Sisters Falls School District was established in May 1930, owned and operated by the Winnipeg Electric Company, and later the Manitoba Power Commission and Manitoba Hydro for the children of workers at the Seven Sisters hydroelectric power dam nearby. The two-classroom schoolhouse operated in the village of Seven Sisters Falls in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth. The school closed in 1967 and, the following year, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Agassiz School Division. The former school building was used as a training and conference centre by Manitoba Hydro.
Among the teachers who worked at Seven Sisters Falls School through the years were James Dark (1930), William R. Lee (1933), Gordon Jorgenson (1940), and Gertude G. Cousins (1945-1967).
Photos & Maps
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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.
This page was prepared by Robert Porth and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 February 2018
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