Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cartwright Heritage Park
This collection of heritage buildings includes a shoe repair shop with authentic equipment, the Badger Creek Museum containing local area artifacts, the Mount Prospect School building that displays items found in an early pioneer school, a Manitoba Telephone System building of artifacts and displays relating to early telephone service, and a post office relocated to the museum from Mather. Also on the park grounds is a cairn commemorating author R. J. C. Stead.
A private telephone system was installed at Cartwright as early as 1903, by the Bell Telephone Company. It was purchased in 1906 by the Manitoba Telephone System. The building was destroyed by fire in September 1929, but a new building was completed by December 1929.
Manitoba Telephone System Building, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
We thank Ed Arndt for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 3 May 2014
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