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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Emerson Fox Barn (Emerson, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

Built in 1911, this barn near Emerson, with a distinctive wooden tower on top, was used for raising foxes to supply the fur fashion industry. It has been sitting derelict for many years but, as of 2011, Emerson municipal officials are working to save and restore one of the last remaining examples of such buildings in Canada.

Emerson Fox Barn

Emerson Fox Barn (2011)
Source: Wayne Arseny

Emerson Fox Barn

Emerson Fox Barn (2011)
Source: Wayne Arseny

Site Location (lat/long): N49.01469, W97.21040
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rempel Janz Fox Barn (RM of Hanover)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Langtry Fox Farm Tower (Stonewall, RM of Rockwood)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


This page was prepared by Wayne Arseny and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2019

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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