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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Springbrook School No. 566 (Municipality of North Norfolk)

The Springbrook School District was established formally in February 1889, with a school opened in September 1890, on NE4-12-11W in the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk. It was replaced by a new frame building at this site, NW4-12-11W, in 1910. It served as an educational and social centre for the community until 1964 when it was closed due to consolidation with Austin School. A monument, dedicated at a ceremony on 30 June 1990, commemorates the students, teachers, and pioneers of the Springbrook community.

The teachers who worked at Springbrook School included: R. E. Risk (1894), I. A. Broadfoot (1895-1896), L. Berry (1896), George W. Rogers (1897-1899), Herbert S. Sharpe (1900-1901), Ellathea McDonald (1901), Minnie McMaster (1905-1907), Adelaide Noow (1908), Gertrude M. Moow (1909), Edith P. Lorne (1909), Ivy M. McLean (1910-1911), Clara E. Poyser (1912-1913), K. A. Johnson (1912), Jane V. Arthur (1914-1916), H. I. Armstrong (1916), G. E. Harris (1916-1917), M. M. Dunton (1918), Margaret G. McMillan (1918-1919), Matilda E. DeSautel (1919), Clare Lillie (1920), Clarrie E. Morrison (1920-1921), Lula Barkley (1921-1922), Elta L. Kennedy (1922-1923), Leila Stephenson (1923-1924), Mary I. Morris (1924-1926), Hazel E. Beckerville (1926-1927), Ruby Douglas (1927-1928), Natalie Haekers (1928-1929), Mary Grace Barbour (1929), Edna Jefferson (1929-1932), Audrey Marion Poyser (1932-1937), Sally Winnifred Williams (1937-1939), Evelyn K. Cruikshank (1939-1942), Wilma Muriel Morris (1942-1943), Mary Lucille Duncan (1943-1945), Constance Muriel Chant (1945-1946), Frances M. Nelson (1946-1947), Mervyn Farough (1947-1948), Frances Y. Pascoe (1948-1951), Audrey M. Donald (1949-1950), Lena Donachuck (1951-1952), Marjorie M. Cole (1952-1953), Irene Alderson (1953), O. A. Lamb BA (1953-1955), Mintie Reimer (1954-1955), Verna Clarke (1955), Bernard P. Molinski (1955-1957), Keith Worden (1957-1958), Mrs. Florence A. Evenson (1958-1961), Eva Giesbrecht (1961-1963), Doris Atkinson (1963).

Springbrook School commemorative monument

Springbrook School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.98970, W98.92683
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

A Rear View Mirror: A History of the Austin and Surrounding Districts by Anne M. Collier, Altona: Friesen Printing, 1967.

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.

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk and MacGregor by The History Book Committee of the North Norfolk-MacGregor Archives, 1998, page 1176.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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