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

A pair of 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.

The Schau farm

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

Concrete silos from the former Schau farm

Concrete silos from the former Schau farm (June 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.39597, W96.39873
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: Carter Farm Silo (RM of La Broquerie)

Memorable Manitobans: Watson Pogue Davidson (1871-1954)

Sources:

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

We thank Alvin Wiens, Tim Wiens, Ernest Braun, and Glen Klassen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2017

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