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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whirlpool School No. 2146 (Municipality of Harrison Park)

The Whirlpool School District was established in February 1926 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW10-19-18W in what is now the Municipality of Harrison Park. The district was dissolved in 1964 and its catchment area became part of the Onanole Consolidated School No. 2402. It later became part of the Rolling River School Division. The former school building was moved to Onanole where it was used for storage and classes.

Among the teachers of Whirlpool School was Clare Pentland.

Whirlpool School

Whirlpool School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 103.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.61625, W99.90369
denoted by symbol on the map above


Wasagaming West topographic map, 62J/12 West, Edition 2, 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.

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

Onanole & District by Onanole and District History Committee, 2003. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.O63 Ona]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2021

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