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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tennyson School No. 1937 (Municipality of West Interlake)

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The Tennyson School District was established formally in August 1918 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW31-22-7W in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. In 1927, the original school building was destroyed in a suspected act of arson and was replaced. After the school closed, the building was dismantled and its lumber was used to build a new house at another site.

Among the teachers of Tennyson School were Mrs. Ruth Bruce, Miss Ruth Card, M. E. Heddin, Mrs. Jean Seal, and Mrs. Heatherton.

The original Tennyson School

The original Tennyson School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2022-0030

The second Tennyson School

The second Tennyson School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 63.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.94054, W98.43648
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Beyond Beginnings by Eriksdale Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, 1996, page 74.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2022

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