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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Somme School No. 1852 (RM of Stuartburn)

The Somme School District was organized formally in January 1917 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE16-1-9E in the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn. It was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Boundary School Division. The former school building was converted into a private residence, which was present at the time of a 2020 site visit.

Somme School and its teacherage at right

Somme School and its teacherage at right (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 46.

The former Somme School building

The former Somme School building (May 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

The former Somme School building

The former Somme School building (July 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.00945, W96.33792
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Rose Kuzina, and George Penner.

Page revised: 21 July 2020

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