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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dufresne General Store (Dufresne, RM of Tache)

This small wood frame building at Dufresne, in the Rural Municipality of Tache, was built in 1914 for storekeeper Louis Demarais to replace an earlier structure destroyed by fire. He operated it until 1920 when it was sold to Charley Tapper. Subsequent owners included Eugene and Jules Mourant, Elie Richard, Walter Lavack, Denis Allard, Leo Laurence, Mrs. Combot, Paul Mourant, Felix Roque, and Tom Familton. In 1975, it was sold to William Ticholas who closed it after the post office in the store was re-located to mailboxes in different locations.

The former Dufresne General Store

The former Dufresne General Store (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

The former Dufresne General Store

The former Dufresne General Store (April 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.72749, W96.72378
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

We thank Kenneth Malo and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 3 June 2022

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