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Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 9: Mennonite and Hutterite Settlements

9.6: The Maple Grove Hutterite Colony Northwest of Lauder

9.6a: The Situation in 1968

A gravel road 1 that links up with newly constructed PR 254 2 serves a group of buildings 3 located south of the northeast-flowing Souris River 4. Some of the buildings are protected by trees 5. Surprisingly, the gravel road is not located on a quarter section line 6 but about 500 feet (152 m) to the east. At one stage a weir 7 was built across the Souris River, but it does not seem to exist any more. Tonal variations in the fields 8 indicate the sandy nature of the soils as does the existence of dugouts 9.

9.6b: The Situation in 2007

The Maple Grove Hutterite Colony, an offshoot of Richland Colony near Anola, east of Winnipeg, was purchased about 1977 and was worked on for five years before settlement took place in 1987. There are now more buildings than on the air photo (figure 9.6a); some of them, probably animal barns 1, are located east of the gravel road 2. The colony, which concentrates on chickens, pigs, and cattle, now has its own sewage lagoons 3 located worryingly close to the Souris River 4.

Figure 9.6.a: The Maple Grove Hutterite Colony Northwest of Lauder-The Situation in 1968

Figure 9.6.a: The Maple Grove Hutterite Colony Northwest of Lauder-The Situation in 1968

Figure 9.6a

Vertical air photograph: A20811-32

Flight height: 10,300 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:17,100 (approx.)

Date: September 28, 1968

Location: Township 5, Ranges 24 and 25 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

1:50,000 62F/7 Hartney


Figure 9.6.b: The Maple Grove Hutterite Colony North of Lauder-The Situation in 2007

Figure 9.6.b: The Maple Grove Hutterite Colony North of Lauder-The Situation in 2007

Figure 9.6b

Google Image 2007

Scale: 1:17,100

Location: Section 24, Township 5, Range 25WI

Map sheets: as for figure 9.6a