|Local History Books
at the Past (Lyleton)
Harvests of Time (Edward)
First Century (Arthur)
First Century (Sequel) (Arthur)
And The Histoiry of Sustainable Agriculture on the Prairies
The History of a River Crossing
"Our History" Articles
The Half-Way House
Bison Rubbing Stone
III Page 9
an era where herds
of bison are but a memory, the bison rubbing stones remind us of a time
well passed . .
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II Page 33
archaeological site is located along the Souris valley wall south of
Melita. This site was occupied by three different cultures over the
last 1600 years. These occupations left behind rare and
archaeologically invaluable finds.
site's earliest occupation, it was used as
a bison pound.
A Piece of the Broomhill Store
IV, Page 26
when local Postmaster William Kilkenny and his brother John built it in
1908, they were not only optimistic, but also ahead of their time.
Large and the Empress of Ireland
II, Page 44
“Captain” Hunt Johnston Rolston Large, a blacksmith from Coulter,
Manitoba, got it into his head that he would build a steamship.
II, Page 40
1890 - 1913
southwest corner of the province of Manitoba there sits the ruins of a
small church. The first church of
any denomination to be built west of the Souris
III, Page 44
elevator in Canada!
II, Page 41
rural schoolhouse have not
entirely closed with the end of classes.
III, Page 38
of Pierson’s early entrepreneurs. n 1897 he built the town’s first
hardware store which he personally owned and operated.
The Lyleton Branch
II, Page 42
fight to build and keep a rural railway line.
Vol. II ,
shelterbelts to be planted in the region was completed in 1936. It
consisted of 2,300 trees which were planted in a row measuring half a
mile on C. E. Fennell’s farm.
The Home Bank Scandal Hits Lyleton
IV, Page 24
August of 1923, Stan Hill, the Manager of the Lyleton Branch of the
Home Bank of Canada received a short telegram, delivered in code. It
read; "Cease business, close the door."
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Rise of a Town Planted Beside the Railway.
1891 - Present
IV, Page 36
as the locals dubbed their venture, started off with three horses, a
walking plow, a hoe, some pickaxes and a spade.
Norman Breakey - The Inventor from
IV, Page 49
thank for this handy implement which saves time, effort and laundry
costs? Well that’s a bit of a sad story.
Linear Burial Mounds
2, Page 40
these thousand year-old burial mounds
indicate the trade relations that existed upon the plains before
convenient modes of transportation.
Melita: Antler River
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Two Borders Heritage Photos
Sourisford Heritage Tour
Boundary Commission Trail
Borders Map Collection
Buildings and Historic Places
Places in Two Borders