Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dauphin Plains School No. 873 (RM of Dauphin)

The Dauphin Plains School District was established in March 1896 and a one-room schoolhouse, designed by architect J. H. Bossons, operated at SE11-26-19W in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin. In 1965, the district was dissolved and its catchment area later became part of the Dauphin Ochre School Division.

Among the teachers of Dauphin Plains School were M. M. Spencer (1923), Stewart E. McLean (1930s), Alice McBrien (1938), Evadne “Bud” Leech (?-?), Mrs. Muriel Solomon (1954-1955), Mrs. Evelyn Cassin (1955-1958), Mrs. Elizabeth Kay (1958-1960), Peter Kokolski (1960-1961), and Mrs. Bernice Thompson (1963-1964).

Dauphin Plains School

Dauphin Plains School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 15.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.22927, W100.02736
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Dauphin Plains school report for February,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 8 March 1923, page 5.

“The local round,” Dauphin Herald, 20 October 1938, page 9.

“Teaching staffs named for “A” and “B” groups,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 9 September 1954, page 1.

“Record-breaking enrollments expected here in collegiate, elementary schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 1 September 1955, page 1.

“All-time high enrollments expected for town schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 30 August 1956, page 1.

“Town schools open today, high enrollments expected,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 29 August 1957, page 1.

“Total of 110 teachers assigned to schools in Dauphin-Ochre area,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 4 September 1958, page 1.

“Teaching staffs assigned to rural, village schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 3 September 1959, page 1.

“26 rural schools start fall term classes Tuesday,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 31 August 1960, page 4.

“Teaching staff for area schools increases to 132 for opening 1963-64 term,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 21 August 1963, page 1.

Foreward, The Concert Better Be Good by Mary Prokopowich, Dauphin: Dauphin Herald Company Limited, circa 1982.

Dauphin East topographic map, 62N/1 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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 December 2023

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