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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shell River School No. 1971 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

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The Shell River School District was organized formally in March 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW6-24-27W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Inglis Consolidated School District.

Among the teachers of Shell River School was Gilda Marion Menzies.

Shell River School

Shell River School (no date) by R. J. MacKenzie
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 69.

Site Location (lat/long): N51.04202, W101.23381
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Roblin East topographic map, 62N/3 East, Edition 2, 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.

We thank Malcolm Bell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 May 2018

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