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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scandinavia Store and Post Office (Scandinavia, Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson)

Many of the settlers in this region were from Sweden. In 1886, a post office was opened at 7-18-17 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson, under postmaster Jens Hemmingsen. A store was built in 1909 and among its operators over the years were A. Johnson, Clarence Williams, Harold and Lavinia Taylor, and Bob Chatburn. The store and post office closed in 1968 and, in 1995, they were destroyed by fire.

Scandinavia store

Scandinavia store (July 1979) by Lawrence Stuckey
Source: Stuckey Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.3.BNE[313]

Scandinavia store

Scandinavia store (October 1980) by John Everitt
Source: Everitt Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, JCE-1178.

Scandinavia monument

Scandinavia monument (2010)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Location (lat/long): N50.52993, W99.80461
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Allan Drysdale, and John Everitt.

Page revised: 6 January 2018

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