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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.

Cartwright Heritage Park (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Mount Pleasant School

The former Mount Pleasant School building at the Cartwright Heritage Park (July 2012)
Source: Ed Arndt

Site Location (lat/long): N49.09131, W99.34405
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cartwright Blacksmith Shop

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mount Prospect School No. 249 (1884-1967)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stead Cairn

Sources:

Cartwright, Mather and the RM of Roblin

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

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Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

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