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Two Borders



Local History Books

Gnawing at the Past (Lyleton)
Harvests of Time (Edward)
Our First Century (Arthur)
Our First Century (Sequel)  (Arthur)

Websites

Two Borders Heritage
Sourisford: The History of a River Crossing

Shelterbelts: And The Histoiry of Sustainable Agriculture on the Prairies

TM&SP "Our History" Articles

The Half-Way House
Butterfield
Sourisford
Elva
Pierson
Lyleton
Broomhill & Tilston

Vantage Points Articles

Bison Rubbing Stone
Web
PDF
Vol. III Page 9

In an era where herds of bison are but a memory, the bison rubbing stones remind us of a time well passed . .

Brockinton Site 
Web  / PDF
Vol. II  Page 33

The Brockinton 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.
 During this site's earliest occupation, it was used as a bison pound.

A Piece of the Broomhill Store
Web  / PDF
Vol.  IV, Page 26

Perhaps when local Postmaster William Kilkenny and his brother John built it in 1908, they were not only optimistic, but also ahead of their time.

Captain Large and the Empress of Ireland 
Web  / PDF
Vol.  II, Page 44

In 1908 “Captain” Hunt Johnston Rolston Large, a blacksmith from Coulter, Manitoba, got it into his head that he would build a steamship.

Copley Church  
Web  / PDF
Vol.  II, Page 40
1890 - 1913

In the extreme 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 River.

Elva Elevator  
Web  / PDF
Vol.  III, Page 44

The oldest remaining elevator in Canada!

Eunola School  
Web  / PDF
Vol.  II, Page 41

The doors of this rural schoolhouse have not remained entirely closed with the end of classes.

Jim Dandy     
Web  / PDF
Vol.  III, Page 38

One of Pierson’s early entrepreneurs. n 1897 he built the town’s first hardware store which he personally owned and operated.

The Lyleton Branch      
Web  / PDF
Vol.  II, Page 42

The fight to build and keep a rural railway line.

Lyleton Shelterbelts
 
Web  / PDF
Vol. II , Page  45

The first of many 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
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Vol.  IV, Page 24

On or about 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."

Pierson    
Web  / PDF
Vol.II   , Page 39

The Rise of a Town Planted Beside the Railway.
1891 - Present


Fultonville
Web  / PDF
Vol.  IV, Page 36

"Fultonville", 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 Pierson  
Web  / PDF
Vol.  IV, Page 49

So, who can we thank for this handy implement which saves time, effort and laundry costs? Well that’s a bit of a sad story.

Sourisford Linear Burial Mounds   
Web
PDF
Vol.  2, Page 40

Artifacts from these thousand year-old burial mounds indicate the trade relations that existed upon the plains before convenient modes of transportation.



Archives & Museums

Melita: Antler River Historical Society Museum : 204 522 3103 / 3438


Old Photos

Two Borders Heritage Photos

A Sourisford Heritage Tour

The Boundary Commission Trail

Historic Maps

Two Borders Map Collection

Buildings and Historic Places

Special Places in Two Borders