This collection was twenty years in the making and comes from dozens of sources.
I've visited 90 percent of these places and most of the modern photos are my own.
I've done my best to source and identify the archival photos, many are widely available across the net.
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"Community" is interpreted as a name on a map. It could be a town ot merely a Post Office. Basically a recognized place name associated with HOME or NEIGHBOURHOOD that may or may not have passed into disuse.
The collection is something I use on a daily basis and many of the images are cropped, sized and editted for my needs. In many cases higher resolution photos, and unretouched photos are available on the originals sites or in my collection.
I have also sorted the Places Collection under two sub-categories...
Manitoba Natural Features (Rivers, Lakes, Trails, Parks etc.)
Heritage (Places with a History Component)
Off the Beaten Path - Hikes & Explorations in the Brandon Region
Themes | Topics & Special Presentations | Heritage Sites Mapped | Map Collection | 1892 Map
Sources & Credits
Often more information is also available from the source - my first mission is to have the photos available for use.
Images of Praire Towns
Historic Sites of Manitoba
Past Forward - Winnipeg's Digital Public History
Peel's Prairie Provinces
Bill Hillman's Collection
Virtual Winnipeg Facebook Page
Museums, Archives & Heritage Associations
The Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Heritage Association
The S.J. McKee Archives
The Boissevain Library and Archives
The Baldur / Argyle Museum
The Rivers Train Station Restoration Committee
The Rivers & Area Heritage Website
The Pierson Heritage Association
The Sipiweske Museum (Wawanesa)
The Hart-Cam Museum (Hartney)
The Elgin Museum
The Beckoning Hills Museum
The Moncur Gallery
The Antler River Museum
The Carberry Plains Archives
The Carberry Plains Museum
Community Heritage Websites
Arden & Area
Baldur & the Municpality of Argyle
Hartney / Grassland
The Municpality of Pipestone
Rivers & Area
The Municipality of Two Borders
Wawanesa & Area
Ed Ledohowski, Brad Coe
I'm working on speciific links to more history for each site....here are some general starting points.
The Manitoba Historical Society