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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shellmouth Pioneers Cemetery (RM of Riding Mountain West)

This cemetery about two miles southeast of Shellmouth in the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West was the first one to serve the local area. Situated at the top of a high, undulating knoll, the cemetery was abandoned in the early 1940s. A fieldstone cairn lists the names of those buried in the cemetery.

Entrance to the Shellmouth pioneers cemetery

Entrance to the Shellmouth pioneers cemetery (June 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Shellmouth pioneers monument

Shellmouth pioneers monument (June 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.91966, W101.46105
denoted by symbol on the map above


A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

This page was prepared by Donald Burroughs and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2018

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