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Phoenix Family History Request

Reid Dickie I received this email from Robert Boynton in Calgary this weekend. The homestead was between Shoal Lake and Strathclair. If anyone has information to help out Robert, he came be emailed at rctboynton@shaw.ca Robert’s email: Thanks for having this website. The Phoenix family … Continue reading

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Family History Questions – comment from Robert Reid

I received this email from Shoal Laker Robert Reid at  rgr1@live.ca regarding the recent inquires about the Menzies family and Kelloe School: Just an update on some history about the Oakburn Menzies. If I were Sylvia I would keep trying to glean … Continue reading

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Two Shoal Lake Boys and Their Hero

This picture appeared in the June 30, 1933 issue of the Winnipeg Free Press and relates to the recent inquiry from the Badger family.

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First Anniversary of Shoal Lake History Blog

Reid Dickie It was a year ago today that I took the giant step and posted my welcoming message to the Shoal Lake History blog. The rest is history… The number of people who visited this blog in its first … Continue reading

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Shoal Lake Church Cookbook Inquiry

Name: Judy Martinook Email: boltedon@wcgwave.ca Comment: I was on a bus tour a number of years ago and we stopped in Shoal Lake. I bought a recipe book, which was made at a church – and I don’t know which … Continue reading

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Changes

Reid Dickie The picture of Shoal Lake in the header at the top of this page shows a 1940s view of the town. It was taken where The Drive meets South Railway. The picture shows the wealth of brick buildings … Continue reading

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Early Refrigeration – The Icehouse

Reid Dickie Until rural electrification reached small towns and farms via Manitoba Hydro in the mid to late 1930s and refrigerators became available, the icehouse played an important role in keeping perishable foodstuffs from spoiling.  A small building, often wood … Continue reading

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Manitoba’s Official Mounted Police Museum

Reid Dickie Every Canadian province has an official Mounted Police Museum. In Manitoba it is located in Shoal Lake. In my video report find out why this is an extremely appropriate town to have the museum.

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Barr Colonists

As an addendum to Shoal Lake Minute #34 about the Barr colonists, I came across the lyrics to a song written about Isaac Barr portraying him as a scoundrel: “Barr, Barr, wily old Barr/He’ll do you as much as he … Continue reading

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This Blog Is Working!

Reid Dickie Besides getting double digit hits most days now with 60 SL Minutes the most visited page, our little blog is connecting people. I received this email today from Alana Van: Hi, I am trying to research my family … Continue reading

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