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Inglis Grain Elevators National Historic Site, Inglis, Manitoba

Gordon Orr Museum

Binscarth

Mr. Gordon Orr purchased a building in Binscarth and moved his artifacts into it making a small display.  In 1983, a second larger building was purchased—the former North American Lumber Yard—and his artifacts were relocated.  Since then many community members have donated antiques.  In 1991, with the passing of Gordon… » more

Inglis Grain Elevators National Historic Site

Inglis

The Inglis Grain Elevators National Historic Site was officially recognized in 1996 as a unique and enduring architectural symbol, representing one of the most important periods in the development of Canada’s grain industry from 1900 to 1930. Thousands of these wooden grain elevators dotted the Prairies at the height of… » more

Knox United Church

Russell

Knox United Church was built in 1911 as a Presbyterian Church at a cost of $10,000, with $8,000 borrowed at an interest rate of 5½%.  In the 1920s the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches joined to become the United Church of Canada. The church building is made of brick, but due… » more

Memorial Avenue Cenotaph

Russell

The Cenotaph was unveiled on June 22, 1922, in the presence of approximately 2,000 people from the surrounding district.  The monument was erected in memory of those from the Town of Russell, Village of Binscarth and the Rural Municipalities of Boulton, Russell, Silver Creek and Shellmouth who laid down their… » more

Millwood Bridge

Russell

Millwood was founded with the arrival of the railroad in 1885-86.  It was surveyed for two hundred lots and was planned as a divisional point for the railway.  At this time, there was a store, two hotels, a meat market and a livery barn.  However, the railroad changed its plans… » more

Riding Mountain National Park of Canada

Riding Mountain National Park

An island of wilderness nestled in the heart of the prairies awaits you in Riding Mountain National Park. Your first encounter with the park is bound to be love at first sight. The beautiful, quaint townsite of Wasagaming unfolds in front of you. It’s big in charm and rich in… » more

Shellmouth Swing Bridge

Shellmouth

Shellmouth was settled in the early 1880s and by 1885 it was already a thriving community with a large sawmill, a four-storey hotel, a large stone livery barn, three stores, two blacksmith shops and a population of 118.  During the floods of  the 1880s, steamboats navigated the Assiniboine River. In… » more

Shellmouth United Church

Shellmouth

The Shellmouth Presbyterian Church was officially opened on June 25, 1905, about a year after the decision was made to construct i. Before that, as was common throughout pioneer areas of Manitoba, people of various faiths gathered together in homes and for several years in the local school to worship.… » more

Smellie Block

Russell

The Smellie Block is one of Russell’s historic main street buildings. It was once the headquarters for the Smellie Family Creamery and Mercantile, and the main store and distribution center for the network of rural stores. » more

St. Elijah Romanian Orthodox Church Museum

Inglis

St. Elijah Romanian Orthodox Church is located in the Lennard community north of Inglis. This parish is unique in that it was established by Romanian immigrants from the Carpathian Region more than one hundred years ago and was the only rural Romanian settlement in Manitoba. The church was built in… » more
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