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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: West Poplar Point School No. 12 (RM of Portage la Prairie)

The West Poplar Point School District was established in April 1873, making it one of the oldest rural districts in Manitoba. A log schoolhouse was constructed near St. Anne’s Anglican Church, in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. A new school building was later located on Parish Lot 58, about two miles west of the village of Poplar Point on the north side of Highway 26. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its land became part of the Portage la Prairie School Division. There are no remnants of the former school at the site.

The teachers who worked at West Poplar Point School through the years included Miss Totten and Miss Cox.

West Poplar Point School

West Poplar Point School (no date) by A. B. Fallis
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 9.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.05233, W97.99817
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]

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.

Rural Schools of Portage la Prairie School Division #24 by Muriel Wright, 1996.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 December 2013

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