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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Upland School No. 1605 (RM of Macdonald)

This site at NE32-7-2W in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald was the second location of Upland School. When the district was established in February 1912, the school building was situated about a mile away to the northeast, at SE9-8-2W (about N49.63658, W97.66524). As the distribution of settlers in the area changed, trustees constructed a new building. The original school building was sold and moved two miles east where it was put on a new basement and turned into a private residence. It was later moved to a site on the Lido Plage Road in the RM of St. Francois Xavier where it is still used as a residence.

After the school closed, the building was sold and moved to Brunkild. It later became decrepit and is thought to have been burned. The district was dissolved in 1961 and the students from its district went to Brunkild Consolidated School No. 1281.

The second Upland School building

The second Upland School building (no date) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 1.

Upland School commemorative sign

Upland School commemorative sign (September 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61998, W97.68749
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Morris-Macdonald School Division School District No. 19

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.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (grant 12F-C101, 2012-2013).

We thank Dave Allinson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2020

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