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Grassland



Local History Books

The Mere Living

The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town (Lauder), Volume 1
The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town, Volume 2h
The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town, Volume 3


Websites

Grassland Heritage

The Souris River - A Pictorial Essay


TM&SP "Our History" Articles

The Souris River
The Lauder Sandhills
Fort Desjarlais
The Hartney – Lauder Posts
The Grande Clairiere Settlement
Melgund & Hartney
Hartney
Lauder
Minto
Elgin
Grande Clairiere
The Boissevain – Lauder Branch
Highway 23
The Great Northern
North to Minto
Railway Construction – Heaslip & Beyond


Vantage Points Articles

A. E. Hill Store: The Hart-Cam Museum
Web  / PDF
Vol.  III, Page 47

The 110 year old building that today houses the Hart-Cam Museum spent most of its life serving as a general store. It later became a restaurant, museum . . . and Hollywood film set? Yes indeed – not only once, but twice!

Ash House  
Web  / PDF
Vol.  I, Page 9

Ash House was built on the north shore of the Souris as a canoe fort.
1795 - 1797


The American Fort    
Web  / PDF
Vol.  III, Page 42

The American Fur Company’s attempt to lay claim to the furs along the Souris River
About 1810 - 1828

Chain Lakes Quaker Church  
Web  / PDF
Vol.  III, Page 46

The area around Chain Lakes was settled by Quakers—also commonly known as “Friends.”

Dand Stone Features  WebPDF
Vol. III  Page 16

The purpose behind these mysterious and unique features may never be determined

The Edwards Sisters - Business Partners
Web  / PDF
Vol.  IV, Page 31

What did Mr. and Mrs. Edwards think when Alice and Ida, at quite a young age, took the unusual step of moving to a nearby community and going into business?

Fort Desjarlais  
Web  / PDF
Vol.  I, Page 13

Fort Desjarlais is remembered today as the most prominent and successful of the Souris River trading posts.

Fort Mr. Grant 
Web  / PDF
Vol.  I, Page 12

Fort Mr. Grant was built sometime between 1824 and 1826 on the Souris River near Hartney.

Grande Clairière 
Web  / PDF
Vol.III, Page 
31

During the winter of 1889—1890 Gaire travelled to France for a month to act as an “Immigration Agent” for the Canadian Government. He was overwhelmingly successful: 80 French and Belgium families accompanied him back to Winnipeg, 40 of which continued on to Grande Clairière.

Grande Clairière Convent  
Web  / PDF
Vol.  I, Page 29

The beginning of the Grande Clairière Convent was marked in 1898 when Father J. Gaire, the parish priest from Grande Clairière, was visiting the family of one of his parishioners in France.
1898 - 1923

Hartney 
Web  / PDF
Vol.I, Page  25


James Hartney's interest in the area began later in 1881. He bought two sections of land and hired labourers to work it before he moved to the area in 1882 with his family.

Mullett Site 
Web
PDF
Vol.  III, Page 12

The period of the site’s occupation likely stretches from the Besant Period (BCE 500 to AD 750) right up to the pre-contact era.

Tena's Boarding House
Web  / PDF
Vol.  IV, Page 24

In today’s world how many people come home from work only to face another round of domestic chores? Not at Tena’s.

The Edwards Sisters - Business Partners
Web  / PDF
Vol.  IV, Page 31

What did Mr. and Mrs. Edwards think when Alice and Ida, at quite a young age, took the unusual step of moving to a nearby community and going into business?

Lauder Sandhills  
Web  / PDF
Vol.I, Page 3
The Lauder Sandhills, several miles west of Hartney, were created between 10,000 and 8,000 years ago.

Old Photos

Grassland Heritage Photos


Historic Maps

Grassland Maps