Heritage Photos  TM-SPHA Special Places - Abandonned

6. Bannerman

The site in 2016

The sign once read "Bannerman, Pop. 3"


Of all the newly-created villages along the Great Northern line from North Dakota to Brandon, the rise and fall of Bannerman was the most dramatic. In 1905 as line approached, the town of Bannerman sprang into existence with excitement and a sense of possibility, the first and only port of entry by rail west of Emerson in Manitoba.  The Manitoba Telegram ventured the opinion that it would become “ a good live town” and that “busy little centres will be established” at all the townsite points along the route. When the rail line closed in 1936 the once-imp0ortant village began to fade away.