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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stratford School No. 814 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Stratford School District was organized formally in March 1894 and a school building was erected on the northwest quarter of 9-20-27 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Russell Consolidated School District. The building is no longer present at the site but a monument commemorates it.

Stratford School

Stratford School (no date) by G. W. Bartlett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 5.

The former Stratford School building

The former Stratford School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1256.

Stratford School commemorative monument

Stratford School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.71219, W101.17308
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Silver Creek Centennial Monument (Angusville, RM of Riding Mountain West)

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

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