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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Spurgrave School No. 1496 (Carrick, RM of Piney)

The Spurgrave School District was organized formally in June 1908, taking its name from a nearby railway station which, in turn, referred to the grave marker of a deceased railway worker at this site, in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Piney. (The railway stop was subsequently renamed Carrick, in honour of the Mayor of Port Arthur, Ontario when the line became part of the Canadian Northern line between Winnipeg and Port Arthur.) A log school building was constructed. In 1936, it became part of the Piney Municipal School No. 1360 and operated until closing permanently in 1966. The former school building and its attached teacherage, which are now used as a community centre, became a municipally-designated historic site in 2002.

Spurgrave School

Spurgrave School (no date) by Clarence Moore
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 123.

Spurgrave School

The former Spurgrave School building (September 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.23783, W96.04434
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Spurgrave School, SE 28-3-11E, Carrick, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Doris Hovorka of the Sprague and District Historical Museum for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 December 2013

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