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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Taras School No. 1256 (Municipality of Ethelbert)

The Taras School District was organized formally in October 1903, named for noted Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. The original school building was located on the southwest quarter of 27-28-21 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Ethelbert. The school closed in 1959 and its remaining students went to Ethelbert Consolidated School No. 1021. The district was dissolved in 1965. All that remains at the site is the former school’s concrete foundation, an outhouse, a sign marking its location, and a fringe of tall spruce trees around the schoolyard.

Taras School

Taras School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 86.

Foundation for the former Taras School building

Foundation for the former Taras School building (September 2012)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.42253, W100.34624
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.

Cooking With Class: A Century of Community Schools, A 2008 Fundraising Project of the Ethelbert District Community Fund.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2021

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