MHM Mennonite Settlement West Reserve - Rosenfeld MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 49° 11.971 W 097° 32.905
14U E 605746 N 5450649
Quick Description: This Manitoba Historical Marker (MHM) is on Gertie Avenue near Acheson Street behind the Rosenfeld Cemetery, in Rosenfeld, Manitoba.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 8/15/2016 4:55:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMRX0H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

Long Description:
This plaque was installed in 1961. An identical plaque was installed 10 km south in Altona's Town Park in 1984.
Marker Name: Mennonite Settlement West Reserve

Agency: The Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba

Languages: English

Gertie Avenue near Acheson Street Rosenfeld, Manitoba

Marker Text:
Mennonite Settlement West Reserve In 1875 Mennonite settlers from the steppes of South Russia began to settle on the open prairie west of here. Within a decade 6,000 were living on the seventeen townships reserved for their use by the Canadian Government. Seventy villages were founded and the land laid out in the open field system by dividing the land around each village into long strips. This was an inefficient system for grain farming and by 1924 the open field pattern and many villages were abandoned although seventeen still existed in 1960. The Mennonite house with its connecting barn was a characteristic feature of the Settlement. The Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba

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