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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tisdale School No. 815 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Tisdale School District was established formally in May 1894 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE8-4-16W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. The district was dissolved in 1968. Its area became part of the Turtle Mountain School Division. A fieldstone cairn and metal sign commemorate the school at the site.

Among the teachers of Tisdale School were F. Hopwood (1894), F. J. Johnston, and May Bartley (1968).

Tisdale School

Tisdale School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 5.

Tisdale School commemorative monument and sign

Tisdale School commemorative monument and sign (June 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.29609, W99.58635
denoted by symbol on the map above


Dunrea East topographic map, 62G/5 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Reflections: Turtle Mountain Municipality and Killarney, 1882-1982, pages 113-114.

We thank Vicki Derksen-Duhame for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2019

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