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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Binscarth Colony Farm (Binscarth, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

This sign in Binscarth, in the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth, commemorates the Binscarth Colony Farm, established in 1882 by G. L. Smellie on the southeast quarter of 35-19-28 west of the Principal Meridian. Intended to encourage settlers to come to this area of Manitoba, the farm was moved south to the present location of Binscarth when the Manitoba and North Western Railway bypassed its original location. The residential building near the sign is the former Presbyterian manse for the colony, built in 1883 and moved to this site in 1886, with modern renovations made in 1996-1998.

Binscarth Colony Farm Sign and Manse

Binscarth Colony Farm Sign and Manse (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.62572, W101.28308
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2015

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