Historic Sites of Manitoba: Prairie View School No. 1085 (RM of Macdonald)

The Prairie View School District was established in July 1900 in the northwest quarter of 36-8-2 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Muncipality of Macdonald. A wooden frame school building was tendered for completion by November 1900. It closed in January 1960 and its catchment area was merged with Starbuck Consolidated School District No. 1150. A monument was presented by former student Clark Frantz and former teacher Floris Olsen.

Among the teachers of Prairie View School were Thelma Ruth Weidman (?-?), Floris Olsen (?-?), and Jean R. Pobrant (1956-1957).

Prairie View School

Prairie View School (no date) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 55.

Prairie View School commemorative monument

Prairie View School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.70909, W97.61815
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Morris-Macdonald School Division School District No. 19


“Tenders will be received [...] Prairie View School,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 October 1900, page 9.

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.

Obituary [Thelma Ruth Weidman (1912-1999)], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1999, page D9.

Manitoba School Records Collection [GR0638], [Prairie View School District No. 1085 Daily Register], Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 February 2023

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