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John Campbell “Jock” Lehr

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John Campbell Lehr
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Historical geographer, educator, community activist.

He is a retired Professor of historical geography at the University of Winnipeg, specializing in Ukrainian settlement in western Canada and South America, communal settlements in Canada and Israel, and provincial parks in Manitoba. He was President of the Manitoba Historical Society from 1998 to 2000, and he organized numerous popular and informative field trips for the society.

He is author of Community and Frontier: A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland (2011), co-author with Yossi Katz of Inside the Ark: The Hutterites in Canada and the United States (2012), co-author with David McDowell of Trailblazers: The Lives and Times of Michael and Muriel (Smith) Ewanchuk (2011), and co-author with Yossi Katz of The Last Best West: Essays on the Historical Geography of the Canadian Prairies (1999).

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Review: Michael Ewanchuk, Spruce, Swamp and Stone: A History of the Pioneer Ukrainian Settlements in the Gimli Area
Manitoba History, Number 1, 1981

Review: Catherine Macdonald, A City at Leisure: An Illustrated History of Parks and Recreation Services in Winnipeg, 1893-1993
Manitoba History, Number 35, Spring/Summer 1998

Review: Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Natalia Aponiuk (editors), Educating Citizens for a Pluralistic Society
Manitoba History, Number 46, Autumn/Winter 2003-2004

Mapping Hutterite Colony Diffusion in North America
Manitoba History, Number 53, October 2006

“Graven Images of a Closed Society:” The Huron Hutterite Colony, 1920s
Manitoba History, Number 54, February 2007

The Geography of Bilingual Schools in Manitoba
Manitoba History, Number 61, Fall 2009

Review: Allan Levine, Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba
Manitoba History, Number 63, Spring 2010

Doomed to Failure: The Jewish Farm Colony of Hirsch, Saskatchewan
Manitoba History, Number 89, Spring 2019

“It seems we talk a lot”: The Jewish Farm Colony at Rosser and the Vanguard Project
Prairie History, Number 2, Summer 2020

Review: Rhonda L. Hinther and Jim Mochoruk (editors), Civilian Internment in Canada, Histories and Legacies, University of Manitoba Press, 2020
Prairie History, Number 2, Summer 2020

Rupert Brooke on the Canadian Prairies
Prairie History, Number 9, Fall 2022

Rabbi Eleizer Gruber’s Jewish Agricultural Settlement Schemes in Manitoba
Prairie History, Number 10, Spring 2023

The Evolving Prairie Landscape
Prairie History, Number 11, Summer 2023

Wishful Thinking: Describing the Climate and Modifying the Weather of the Prairies and Plains
Prairie History, Number 11, Fall 2023

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