A pair of concrete silos 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 Amos Schau and his family. The barn was destroyed in a September 1931 fire.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Davidson Ranch / Manitoba Dairy Farms (Marchand, RM of La Broquerie)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carter Farm Silo (RM of La Broquerie)
Memorable Manitobans: Watson Pogue Davidson (1871-1954)
Manitoba Dairy Farms Limited Collection, P7039, Archives of Manitoba.
We thank Alvin Wiens, Tim 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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