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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sharpewood School No. 1867 (RM of Fisher)

The Sharpewood School District was organized formally in March 1917 and a school opened the next year on the northwest quarter of 22-22-3W in the Rural Municipality of Fisher. It operated until 1944, although the district was not dissolved until April 1967 when its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. All that remains at the former school site is the concrete foundation for its building.

Among the teachers of Sharpewood School were Miss S. Sigurdson (1918-1919), Helen D. Chataway (May-September 1920), Louise Macaree (April-August 1921), Suzanna Blokland (September-December 1921), May Windsor (April-December 1924), Bertha Barsky (May-December 1925), D. Windsor (March 1926 - December 1927), Miss Edwards (January-December 1928), Miss Burns (spring 1929), Aurora Hordal (September 1929 - December 1931), Julia G. Johnson (spring 1932), L. E. Grace (1932-1933), Katherine Mary Madill (1934-1941), Letitia M. Richardson (1941-1943), Myrtle King (1943-1944), and Miss Blockman (?-?).

Sharpewood School commemorative monument

Sharpewood School commemorative monument (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Foundation of the former Sharpewood School building

Foundation of the former Sharpewood School building (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.91640, W97.80896
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.

The Poplarfield and District Millennium Album, 1900-2000 by Ed Ledohowski, 2000.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Sharpewood School District No. 1867 - Daily Registers, GR11220 , Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Sharpewood School District No. 1867 - Cash Book, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Sharpewood School District No. 1867 - Minute Book, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 January 2021

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