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1912: Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg on its first voyage.
1914: WW 1 – 1914 – 18
1917: Russian Revolution and the beginning of Communist rule.


Conscription Crisis


Widespread drought
Winnipeg General Strike

The R.M. of Argyle


Thomas Poole, tinsmith and hardware merchant,  built the brick building that in 2010 houses the Argyle Museum.
This designated municipal heritage site has been the site of a hardware business operated by Hunter and Gemmill, Hunter and Sons, Wm. Burton (as a Mashall Wells Store), and Joe Januska. The interior retains some of the original metal ceiling and elements of trim and wall coverings.

Nellie McLung speaks at the Methodist Church.


Poole’s Hardware
Photo Courtesy the Argyle Historical Museum



Economic downturn in Manitoba – affects much local industry in smaller communities.
Council set and annual license fee of $5 for motor vehicles.
Councils of Argyle, Roblin and Louise construct a good road to the tourist centre at Rock Lake.
The Rock Lake Gun Club formed by Joe Avery. It was the oldest continuously active trapshooting facility in Manitoba.



J. Dale runs as Conservative candidate in Mountain. Liberal J.B. Baird re-elected.
Greenway Hall built by W. Kilgour.


In 1915 the trustees of Baldur School district at Hnausa were convinced by Department of Education official to relinquish the name “Baldur” allowing for its use in Argyle’s leading town.

Excellent crop and high grain prices.
Reports of War Casualties continue.

Oliver SD #1766, established on 21-6-13


A branch of the Grain Growers Association formed at Greenway.


The region in 1915


Mr. Lee Foon purchased a restaurant business from Charlie King.
Recruiting rallies held and local units of the Southern Manitoba Battalion set up.


Manitoba Women are given the right to vote.
Drought in Argyle.


Nov 11 – Armistice ends World War 1
Dry conditions continue.
50 cases of influenza reported in the region.


General depression following the war. Low grain prices.