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first “Stopping Place” for settlers heading west
Mountain City & Waubeesh
Boissevain – Lauder Branch
III, Page 34
All Saint’s Church
and Cemetery served as a landmark and community centre for over 30
years before the numbers in the parish could no longer support it.
A Tale of Two Mill Fires
IV, Page 18
story of milling
in Boissevain begins shortly after the town was established as an
important commercial centre on the new CPR line. In those days a
progressive town needed a mill.
The First Phone in Boissevain
IV, Page 28
1904 a local
exchange was located in Hilton's Drug Store, but only a few residences
were hooked up. Then in 1906 the Bell Telephone Company began
installing its own phones in Boissevain homes.
I, Page 35
use: 1920 – 1933
beverage alcohol in the early 1900s paved the way
for one of the area's most colourful chapters of thrill and intrigue.
King General Store
III, Page 49
building that used
to house the George King General Store dates back to 1904. King’s
store had three sections, divided by small steps of stairs.
Vol. I ,
1882 – 1883
persuaded businessmen in Kingston to invest in the Morton Dairy Farm
Company and received (via his business connections with John A.
MacDonald the right to purchase 72 square miles (184 kmsē) of land west
of Whitewater Lake.
I, Page 30
of the Great
Northern Railway (GNR) began during the
winter of 1905 and finished in 1906, covering the 69.5 miles (110 kms)
from St. John's (Devil's Lake), North Dakota to Brandon, Manitoba.
1905 - 1936
III, Page 27
largest lake in what is now
Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Max Lake was the natural location of
choice for summer holidaying.
, Page 26
1880 Mr Bolton
established a sawmill on the shore of Lake Max. The next year,
entrepreneur George Morton bought the sawmill and used it to produce
lumber for nearly every building in the then thriving village of
Vol.I, Page 41
Lorna Smith Nature
Centre just southeast of Boissevain was established in 1983 by the
Turtle Mountain Conservation District as part of the reservoir project.
Settlement in Southwest Manitoba
Vol. I ,
that settled in southwestern Manitoba – around Whitewater Lake
particularly – did not arrive until 50 years later, ....
IV, Page 7
Swamp is an example of the ingenuity possessed by post glacial
societies in their bison hunting techniques and how they used the
existing landscape to their advantage.
Morton Heritage Photos
- Morton Heritage Maps