Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mountain View School No. 244 (RM of Rosedale)

The Mountain View School District was established formally in 1884, and a schoolhouse operated in the southeast quarter of 21-16-15, West of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale. The first school was replaced by a new structure in 1950. The school closed in January 1968 and its remaining students were bused to Neepawa. The building was sold to the Parkview Hutterite Colony near Riding Mountain. A commemorative monument remains at the site of the former school.

Among the teachers of Mountain View School were Mr. Skafle (1892), Miss Stewart (1893), Stephen Windsor (1894), John Hockin (1895-1897), Miss Ralla Laing (1898), W. T. Blair (1899), J. D. Ferguson (1900-1901), W. H. Belford (1902), Verena Benson (1903), Miss Sharpe (1904), Miss Napper (1905), Miss Ethel Doherty (1906), Miss Connell (1907), Miss Nicholson (1908-1909), Miss Hoslour (1910), Miss Haslan (1911), Mrs. Herb Hutton (1912-1914), Miss Lovell (1915), Miss Reta Matheson (1916), Miss Edith Connell (1917), Miss Alma McConnell (1918), Miss Attree (1919), Miss Campbell (1920), Miss Vinnell (1921), Miss Viola Worthington (1922), Miss Graham (1923-1924), Miss Iola Cartmell (1925-1926), Miss Donaldson (1925-1926), Miss Mark (1927-1929), Miss Hackland (1929), Miss Anna Campbell (1929), Alice M. Curdt (1929-1931), Eunice Harris (1932), Ethel Crabbe (1933-1936), Myrtle Townsend (1937-1938), Minnie Douglas (1939-1940), Velma Collier (1941-1944), Lois Revell (1945), Robert Arbuckle (1946), Isla Chisholm (1947-1949), Albert Herron (1950), Marie White (1951-1954), Vera Birnie (1954-1959), Dorothy Cook (1960-1967), and Doreen Murray (1968).

Mountain View School

Mountain View School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 2.

Mountain View School monument

Mountain View School commemorative monument (June 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.28465, W99.48229
denoted by symbol on the map above


The Beautiful Plains Story: 1983-2008 by Neepawa and Area History Committee, 2008, page 162.

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.

Rosedale Remembers, 1884-1984 by Rosedale Centennial Book Committee, 1984, pages 88-91.

We thank Paulette Haywood for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2021

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