Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norquay School No. 262 (Municipality of Lorne)

This monument in the Rural Municipality of Lorne commemorates Norquay School District, which was established in a building on the southwest quarter of 15-10-6 west of the Principal Meridian, in 1883. It operated until January 1959 when its remaining students went to Swan Lake Consolidated School No. 345.

Among the teachers of Norquay School was George E. Basham (c1949).

Norquay School

Norquay School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 10.

Norquay School commemorative sign

Norquay School commemorative sign (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.47351, W98.74058
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norquay School (Lusted Avenue, Winnipeg)


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.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2021

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