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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Badger Creek Museum / Cartwright Heritage Park (Cartwright, Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

A collection of heritage buildings in Cartwright, in the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin, includes a shoe repair shop with authentic equipment, the Badger Creek Museum containing local area artifacts, the Mount Prospect School building that displays items found in an early pioneer school, a Manitoba Telephone System building of artifacts and displays relating to early telephone service, and a post office relocated to the museum from Mather. Also on the park grounds is a monument commemorating author R. J. C. Stead.

A private telephone system was installed at Cartwright as early as 1903, by the Bell Telephone Company. It was purchased in 1906 by the Manitoba Telephone System. The building was destroyed by fire in September 1929, but a new building was completed by December 1929.

Cartwright Heritage Park

Cartwright Heritage Park (July 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Mount Pleasant School building at the Cartwright Heritage Park

The former Mount Pleasant School building at the Cartwright Heritage Park (July 2012)
Source: Ed Arndt

Manitoba Telephone System Building and Post Office Building at Cartwright Heritage Park

Manitoba Telephone System Building and Post Office Building at Cartwright Heritage Park (August 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.09131, W99.34405
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cartwright Blacksmith Shop (North Railway Street, Cartwright, Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mount Prospect School No. 249 (Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stead Commemorative Monument (Cartwright, Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

Sources:

Cartwright, Mather and the RM of Roblin

Manitoba Telephone System Building, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Ed Arndt and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2019

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