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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wakopa School No. 308 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Wakopa School District was established formally in 1884 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE29-1-18W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1891 and was replaced later that year. A larger building was constructed in 1926. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Turtle Mountain School Division.

Among the teachers of Wakopa School were Mary Reeves (1884) and Mrs. Art Maynard (1967).

Wakopa School

Wakopa School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 20.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.07256, W99.84472
denoted by symbol on the map above


Killarney West topographic map, 62G/4 West, 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, page 114.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2020

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