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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crooked River School No. 863 / Verdun School No. 863 (RM of Ste. Rose)

Known as Crooked River School when it was formally established in November 1895, in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Ste. Rose, it was renamed Verdun School, probably in commemoration of the First World War battle site. The exact location of its building is not presently known; available records indicate it was either in the southwest quarter of 28-23-15W. The school closed in January 1960 and its remaining students went to Ste. Rose du Lac Consolidated School No. 835.

Verdun School

Verdun School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 13.

Site Location (lat/long): N51.00889, W99.52142
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

School District Formation Files [Verdun School District No. 863], 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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Albert Thompson (Turtle River Relics) for providing the original location of Verdun School and Rosemarie Péloquin for providing additional information.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 February 2015

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