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Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Oaks School No. 412 (RM of Louise)

The Oaks School District was organized formally in June 1885 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at the southeast corner of SW4-3-12W in the Rural Municipality of Louise. The school closed permanently in 1945 and the district was dissolved in 1953. Its catchment area was divided between the Clearwater Consolidated School District, Goudney School District, and Crystal City School District. A stone monument, dedicated on 23 July 1978, commemorates the school along with Thomas Bell and Daniel Stoddart who homestead at the site in the 1870s.

The Oaks School monument

The Oaks School monument (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.17752, W99.03250
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

School District Formation Files [The Oaks School District No. 412], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 September 2016

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