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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria Lake School No. 446 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Victoria Lake School District was established formally in July 1885 and a school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 12-1-18 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. The school closed in 1960 when it was consolidated with Lena Consolidated School No. 1393. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Victoria Lake School were James Magwood (1886), Martha Friesen (1960), and Miss Olive Christianson.

Victoria Lake School commemorative sign

Victoria Lake School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.02847, W99.75058
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria Union School No. 302 (Municipality of Grassland)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria-Albert School (Ellen Street, Winnipeg)

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.

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

We thank Marie Dueck for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 October 2018

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