Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gowancroft School No. 204 (Municipality of Louise)

The Gowancroft School District was established formally about 1884 and a schoolhouse operated at SW24-3-11 west of the Principal Meridian near the intersection of highways 3 and 34, east of Pilot Mound in what is now the Municipality of Louise. It closed in January 1967 when it was consolidated with Pilot Mound School No. 105. A sign commemorates the school at its former site.

Among the teachers of Gowancroft School was T. G. McKitrick.

Gowancroft School

Gowancroft School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 71.

Gowancroft School commemorative sign

Gowancroft School commemorative sign (June 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.22195, W98.83881
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 Ed Grassick and Gordon Goldsborough..

Page revised: 2 February 2021

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