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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bethel Store and Post Office (RM of Clanwilliam)

In 1925, Alex Zachary erected a country store and post office on the site of 22-18-18 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam. The name “Bethel” was as a suggestion by the postmaster’s brother, a missionary in Manitoba, after Bethel in Palestine (now Jordan).

Zachary served as postmaster until his death in 1930 and, at that time, the post office was closed for two years. The grocery store was operated until 1932 by Henning Bloomfield who was succeeded by Mary Townly, who assumed control of both store and post office. In 1936, Stanley Stone was granted the contract to haul the mail and his wife Lena acted as postmaster from 1936 to 1953, when the facility closed. The building was demolished in 1963.

Bethel Store and Post Office Monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.56483, W99.88496
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2012

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