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MHS Centennial Business: Pilot Mound Sentinel Courier

The Pilot Mound Sentinel was first published on 14 March 1889 by John A. Murdoch. In the first issue he described his interest in the district: “This place was our former home and our attachment to the beautiful and familiar prairies of Rock Lake district has never weakened and has always amounted to enthusiasm. Ten years ago, when with a few others, we made our camp almost on the very site of this town, there was only one small log house in the district and white tents were scattered far and near on the vast prairies, then in their primeval wildness and beauty.” In 1952, it amalgamated with the Crystal City Courier to become the Sentinel Courier. It has been designated as an MHS Centennial Business.

Publishers

Period

Publisher

1889-1899

John Alexander Murdoch (c1823-1899)

1899-?

Robert Campbell

?-1911

Charlie Barber

1911-1916

A. G. Flewelling

1916

David Grieve Tuckwell

1916-1949

Ronald Wesley “Tuck” Tuckwell (1890-1991)

1949-1975

Melville Alexander “Mel” MacDonald (1907-1983)

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba’s Weekly Newspapers by Major A. M. Pratt, The Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, 1970.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2017

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