Historic Sites of Manitoba: Botany School No. 486 (Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

The Botany School District was established formally in February 1887 and a school building was erected on the northeast corner of 12-7-22 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood. The district was dissolved in January 1960 and its remaining students went to Souris Consolidated School No. 2388. The school building is no longer present at the site, being replaced by a commemorative cairn, topped by a replica.

Botany School

Botany School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 70.

Botany School commemorative monument

Botany School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.56166, W100.32680
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2021

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