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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shellvale School No. 2034 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Shellvale School District was established in April 1920 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW32-24-27W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The school closed in 1966 and the district was dissolved the following year, its area becoming part of the Intermountain School Division. The former school teacherage was abandoned at the time of a 2013 site visit.

Among the teachers who worked at Shellvale School was Michael Mazur (5 years).

Shellvale School

Shellvale School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 81.

Shellvale School

The former Shellvale School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 537.

Shellvale School

The former Shellvale School teacherage (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Shellvale School

Interior of the Shellvale School teacherage (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Shellvale School

Shellvale School sign (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.12443, W101.23457
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 December 2017

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