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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sourisburg School No. 136 (Methven, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

The Sourisburg School District was established formally in January 1882 with a one-room school building erected in the southwest quarter of 4-8-17 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa. The school was also used for church services until a church was built in 1891. The school closed in 1961 and remaining students went to Wawanesa Consolidated School No. 2393. A monument was dedicated in memory of pioneers of the Methven district who built Sourisburg School.

Sourisburg School

Sourisburg School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 45.

Sourisburg School commemorative monument

Sourisburg School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.62098, W99.73418
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.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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