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Acknowledgements

This website could not have been launched without the hard work and enthusiasm of a large supporting cast. The impetus for developing the website came from the Historic Resources Branch who identified the paucity of heritage content on municipal websites and developed an infrastructure for doing something about it.

This website is being developed as a pilot project, funded by a Heritage grant and designed to test a template that was developed in conjunction with the Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee. Our thanks to Historic Resources Branch personnel, in particular, to Ed Ledohowski, who made us aware of the possibilities and fired our interest in the project and to David Butterfield and colleagues, who served as architects and coordinators of the program.

The Dufferin Historical Museum has served as a major and readily accessible source of heritage content, particularly old photos (listed below). The Museum’s recent research for their book on early schools in the region was timely for our project. A number of photos of former schools were obtained from the Archives of Manitoba. Much of our material also is based on the earlier work of June Watson and colleagues who recorded our local history in their excellent work The Rural Municipality of Dufferin 1880–1980 which will soon be available online. Another key resource was A Review of the Heritage Resources of Boyne Planning District, a study by Karen Nicholson, Historic Resources Branch, November 1984.

Members of the CDMHAC provide feedback on the project website content throughout the year and several have been involved directly in researching specific areas. Thanks to former MHAC members Lilla Letkeman for her work on cemeteries and Jonathan Ross for initiating our research on local churches. Nedra Burnett and husband Bob diligently collected GPS readings and photographs of heritage sites. Ian and Julie Hesketh have been researching Century Farms in the area. Shirley Snider organized Business Signs content, mined her extensive network of contacts for information and undertook the final proofreading of the site. She also worked closely with Website Coordinator Ina Bramadat in delving through files for photos and trekking throughout the municipalities in search of lost sites. The Coordinator also served as project contact, organized and cross-checked information, wrote the text and worked photographs into useable formats. We owe a great debt of thanks our capable and hard-working web consultant, David McInnes, who designed our website and logo and patiently organized a huge volume of material into a clean, easily navigable site.

Photo Credits

Photographs from the Archives of Manitoba are identified where they appear on the website. Unless otherwise indicated in individual credits below, all other photographs are from the Dufferin Historical Museum files.

Members of the community have contributed in many ways to the launch of this new website: providing information, loaning old family photos, or helping locate former heritage sites. Among family photo collections are represented here are:

Burrows Family Collection

Vintage Photos
Agriculture 5: Running the sawmill – when trees were a major ‘crop’
Light Industry 6: cordwood
James and Betsy’s sons, Charlie and Tom

Cheryl Tranq

News and Events
November 2014 - Photo of Dignitaries

Clarke Family Collection

Vintage Photos
Agriculture 4 - Threshing near Roseisle 1909
Boyne River - Spring Floods on the S. Boyne

Dufferin Historical Museum

Missouri Trail Signs (2)
Homewood School 1952

J.B. Coleman Collection

Vintage Photos
Agriculture 1 - Breaking the prairie sod – ‘mixed farming’ ca. 1900

Settlements
Roseisle ca. 1908
Stephenfield (2)

Schools
Hyde Park School 1908 Miss Taylor

Churches
Gospel Hall (2)
Roseisle Pentecostal (B&W photo)

Leary Family Collection

Notable People
R.P. Roblin

Vintage Photos
Light Industry 5: Local sawmill
Amateur Night Program

A number of individuals have donated photographs from their personal collections or have taken photos specifically for the website:

Trish Aubin

Monuments, Cairns, Signs
Brigdenley Cairn
Central School Cairn
Columbine School Cairn
Dufferin Christian School
Forest School Sign
Garnett School Plaque
Kenneth School Cairn
McDermott School Sign
Ostrander School Cairn
Pomeroy School Cairn
Tracy School Cairn

Schools
Boyne School on new site

News and Events
Sonatrice singers at the museum
2015 Museum AGM & J. McKinnon presentation

Sean Billings

News and Events
Boyne Swimming Hole sign

Nedra Burnett

Early Settlement Signs
Almassippi; Bates; Bradburn; Salterville

Early Settlements
Lintrathen P.O. Site in 2013

School Signs
Kilmory School

Churches
Carman Baptist Church (colour photo)
Canadian Reformed Churches (East and West)
Church of Christ
Carman Mennonite Church
Carman Gospel Light Mennonite Brethern Church (Friends Community Church)
Graysville Bergthaler Mennonite Church
Homewood Bergthaler Mennonite Cairn
Carman Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Ina Bramadat

News and Events October 2017, genealogy and wellness photos

Traces of where Missouri Trail travellers forded the river (photo in News, Sept 2017)

Is that really where our milk comes from? photo

Early Settlements
Barnsley elevators

Monuments, Cairns & Signs
Paul Hiebert Cairn
Roseisle Rose monument
St. Daniel - Bell tower at site of St. Daniel church
Sign at site of Ryall Hotel 2013
Roseisle School Cairn
St. Daniel School Cairn
St. Peter and Paul Cairn
Roseisle United Church Cairn

Churches
Roseisle Gospel Hall Church (new)
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Roseisle Evangelical Mennonite Church
Roseisle Pentecostal church (new)

Cemeteries
Broad Valley Cemetery
Carman Greenwood Cemetery
Graysville Bergthaler Mennonite Cemetery
Graysville Riverside Cemetery
Harrison Burial Site
Îles-des-Bois Cemetery Graves
Kennedy Burial Site Gravestones (2)
Roseisle Cemetery
St. Daniel Cemetery
St. Peter and Paul Cemetery

Special Places
Stephenfield Park (2)
Shirley Snider, David Butterfield and Nedra Burnett

News and Events
Legion (2)
Lilla Letkemann
Bill Curtis picture
Lest We Forget
Graysville heritage group
Roseisle Memorial Rose Garden group

Vintage Photos - Transportation
Spring blossoms and spring flood

Museum Tea (2)

Cemetery Project

Bev Garwood Russell (2)

G. Gillingham

News and Events
Soldier Honoured (July 2015)

Eileen McGavin McIntyre

News and Events
Dr. A. McGavin
Airmen graves

Shirley Snider

Monuments, Cairns & Signs
Grandstand Sign
Carman Bakery 2013
Dr. Holroyd’s Office 2013
Carman Granite 2013
Mountain Industries 2013

News and Events
Roseisle Memorial Rose Garden
WWI commemorative event July 1, 2014, in Roseisle
Boyne Swimming Hole sign, July 2015
Memorial Hall Renovations, November 2015

J. Robinson

News and Events
Mrs. Smith’s Nursing Home

Caroll McGill

News and Events
Christmas 2015

Marion Hughes

News and Events
Framed photo of Carman Hospital

Dan Bottrell

News and Events
Werseen photo

Stephanie Fraser

News and Events
Saunders photo

Smith Family Collection - Thomas & Jane Smith

Joan Johnston - Ribbon-cutting at Boyne School Re-opening