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Fairfax Church and School

Fairfax, Manitoba
CVPF+75H Fairfax, Manitoba, Canada
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This Geocache is brought to you by Turtle Mountain Souris Plains Heritage Association. Lat: N 49° 26.141’  Long: W 100°07.621’

A church that once existed at this site originally hosted a Presbyterian congregation, starting in 1903. From 1920 to 1969, it was home for an Anglican church and, from 1925 to 1968, for a United church. A community centre used the building from 1969 to 1991, at which time it was demolished. Some of the bricks from the original building were used to build this monument, which was dedicated in July 1994.

The Fairfax School District was established formally in Fairfax, in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, in August 1902. It became Fairfax Consolidated School in February 1913 when it merged with Crown School No. 184, St. Luke School No. 551, and Plainville School No. 562. The original one-room schoolhouse was replaced at that time with a two-room structure. The original building was sometimes used as an extra classroom until 1929, then served as a community hall. The school closed in 1964 and the district was formally dissolved in January 1966. The two-room school was demolished while the original school was moved to a farm on the old highway #10, north of the old Riverside Bridge, about N49.51146, W99.97925.


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CVPF+75H Fairfax, Manitoba, Canada
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