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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carter Farm Silo (RM of La Broquerie)

A concrete silo and the outlines of a few buildings south of Marchand, in the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie, are all that remains of a “package farm” sold in the 1920s by entrepreneur Watson P. Davidson to farmer Ben Carter and his wife. The top of the silo was damaged when a passing tornado dislodged the roof of the adjacent barn and threw it against the silo.

The Carter farm

The Carter farm (circa 1924)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba Dairy Farms Limited Collection

The Carter farm

The Carter farm (circa 1924) by Lewis B. Foote
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba Dairy Farms Limited Collection

Aerial view the former Carter farm site

Aerial view the former Carter farm site (June 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Carter farm site

The former Carter farm site (November 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Location (lat/long): N49.42674, W96.39650
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Davidson Ranch / Manitoba Dairy Farms (Marchand, RM of La Broquerie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Schau Farm Silos (RM of La Broquerie)

Memorable Manitobans: Watson Pogue Davidson (1871-1954)


Manitoba Dairy Farms Limited Collection, P7039, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Tyler Wiens, Eric Wiens, Alvin Wiens, Ernest Braun, Glen Klassen, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2020

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