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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wild Rose School No. 1405 (Municipality of Swan Valley West)

The Wild Rose School District was organized formally in February 1907 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW15-38-27W in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West. The school closed permanently in 1967 and the district was dissolved later that year. Its catchment area became part of the Swan Valley School Division.

Among the teachers of Wild Rose School were Margaret Ross (1907), Jessie Ross (1908), Cora McConnell (1912-1914), and Walter Zinkiew (1966-1967).

Wild Rose School

Wild Rose School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 112.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.26058, W101.25045
denoted by symbol on the map above

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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 May 2021

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