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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pulpa School / Whitemouth River School No. 1503 (RM of Reynolds)

Known originally as Pulpa School when it was organized in June 1909, it was renamed Whitemouth River School in recognition of its proximity to the nearby river. The school was operated by the Birch River Municipal School District and a one-room schoolhouse operated at the northwest corner of NW15-9-12E in what was later the Rural Municipality of Reynolds. The concrete foundation of the former schoolhouse was visible during a 2019 site visit.

Among the teachers of Whitemouth River School were Thomas Flora (1918), John Mandryk (1918-1919), Emma Edith Lewis (1920-1921), Norman W. Gorrell (1922), Della Baker (1920s), Marie Herron (1925), H. R. McCaw (1925), Earl H. Waddell (1926), Mrs. J. C. Howey (1926, Night School), Mrs. A. Grace Campbell (1928-1929), and Grace E. Henningsen (1962-1964).

Whitemouth River School

Whitemouth River School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectaors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 129.

Whitemouth River School teacherage

Whitemouth River School teacherage (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectaors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 129.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.75243, W95.87989
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

School District Formation Files [Birch River School District No. 1502], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Whitemouth River School District No. 1503 Daily Registers, GR0565, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 May 2021

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