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.
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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