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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Qually Brothers Store (Dacotah, RM of Cartier)

The Quallys were one of the original Norwegian families who emigrated from the United States in 1899 and settled at Dacotah in the Rural Municipality of Cartier. In 1935, they built a store to sell general merchandise and serve as the local dealer for International Harvester farm equipment. The store also housed the telephone operator’s office for a locally established system. Restored by the Dacotah Historical Society, the structure is the only remaining commercial building on the community’s main street. A sign in its window acknowledges the declining fortunes of the community, declaring Dacotah to be a “ghost town in progress.”

Qually Brothers Store

Qually Brothers Store (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Qually Brothers Store

Interior of Qually Brothers Store (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87611, W97.63990
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Qually Brothers Store (48 Qually Road, Dacotah), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 1 December 2019

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