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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whetter Barn (Municipality of Grassland)

This wooden barn in the Municipality of Grassland, measuring 48 feet wide and 90 feet long, was constructed in 1918 for Ontario immigrants Jacob Clinton “Clint” Whetter (1884-1925) and Annie Alberta Hodgson (1882-1972). Built of fir timbers brought by train from British Columbia and hauled from the Dand railway station by horse and wagon, its original 16-feet high walls were lowered to eight feet in the subsequent decades to alleviate structural fatigue. Now owned by the fourth generation of the Whetter family, the barn is used for storage.


Whetter Barn (1980s)
Source: Jon Whetter


Whetter Barn (May 2022)
Source: Jon Whetter

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.36346, W100.47505
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Lindley “Bill” Whetter (1911-2009)


Death registration [Jacob Clinton Whetter], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

A Century of Living: Hartney and District, 1882-1982 by Hartney and District Historical Committee, 1982, pages 668-669.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Jon Whetter and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2022

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