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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Siglunes School No. 1399 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Siglunes School District was established in January 1907 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at the southeast corner of SW30-22-9W in what is now the Municipality of West Interlakec. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. The school closed in 1969.

Among the teachers at Siglunes School were Gudrun Arnason (April-December 1907), John Erickson (1908-1911), Solveig M. Thomas (May-December 1912), Gudrun Peturson (February-April 1913), ? (1913-1914), Gladys S. Matheson (February-July 1915), ? (1915-1916), Kristin Brynyolfsson (1916-1917), Christine F. Johnson (1917-1918), Anna M. Erlendson (1918-1920), E. Arnason (1920-1922), S. Eggertson (September 1922 - December 1925), Ragna Sophia Johnson (January 1926 - December 1928), Sigrun H. Gudmunson (spring 1929), Vigdis Sigurdson (1929-1937) , Gudbjorg Bertha Danielson (1937-1938), Mae Baldwin (1938-1939), Dorothy E. Howatt (1939-1940), Cecilia Eggertson (1940-1943), Edna May Lee (1943-1944 & 1946-1947), Jarunn Audrey Johnson (1944-1945), ? (1945-1946 & 1947-1950), Murray A. Isleiefson (September-November 1950), Jean L. Strohman (December 1950 - June 1951), ? (1951-1954), Albert Hal Sveistrup (1954-1955), Ellen Maria Steinthorson (1955-1958), Vera Joan Johnson (1958-1961), David Gislason (1961-1962), Beverley Ann Mae Johnson (1962-1964), and Edith Mary Seal (1964-1969).

Siglunes School

Siglunes School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 111.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.91856, W98.70246
denoted by symbol on the map above


Alonsa East topographic map, 62J/15 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Siglunes School District No. 1399 - Daily Registers, GR11220 , Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 October 2019

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