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Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Antler School No. 351 (RM of Arthur)

The South Antler School District was established formally in November 1884 and through the years it operated schools at three sites in the Rural Municipality of Arthur. From 1885 to 1888, the school was situated at 28-1-27W then, from 1888 to 1914 at 4-2-27W. Destroyed by fire in the latter year, a new wood frame, one-classroom structure was built at SE6-2-27W (about N49.09160, W101.07209), opening in 1915. The school closed in 1954 and the district was dissolved in 1962. Henceforth, students from this area went to Edward Municipal School No. 2353. A rock monument commemorates the school at this location, about two miles east of its former site.

Some records for South Antler School are held at the Antler River Museum in Melita.

South Antler School

South Antler School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 24.

South Antler School

The South Antler School monument (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.08889, W101.02668
denoted by symbol on the map above


Gainsborough East topographic map, 62F/03 East, Edition 1, 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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2015

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