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Glossary

Chapter 9: Mennonite and Hutterite Settlements

9.7: Mennonite Family Farm and a Chicken Farm East of MacGregor

The twinned Trans-Canada Highway 1 passes through the centre of the area shown with the CP railway line to the south 2 and the CN line to the north 3. A group of buildings between the Trans-Canada Highway and the CP line 4 has the appearance of a Hutterite Colony but it is in fact a Mennonite family farm, established in 1953. Image Creek 5 flows from south to north, ultimately to link up with the Whitemud River. It has been dammed just north of the CP line to create a reservoir 6 for the farm. Two buildings 7 have the appearance of family dwellings; several of the others are probably animal barns 8. Grain storage hoppers 9 (for feed) are located nearby. North of the CN line is another group of buildings 10 that is a chicken farm. Two long buildings 11 are poultry barns with round grain strorage bins to the southwest 12. A dark-roofed building in the west 13 is probably the farmhouse.

At the date the photo was taken (May 27) fields were still drying out from the spring melt, so that wet patches 14 are visible in most fields.

Figure 9.7: Mennonite Family Farm and a Chicken Farm East of MacGregor

Figure 9.7: Mennonite Family Farm and a Chicken Farm East of MacGregor

Figure 9.7

Vertical air photograph: MB96001-180

Flight height: 7,000 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.098 mm

Scale: 1:12,000 (approx.)

Date: May 27, 1996

Location: Townships 11 and 12; Range 10 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon 

1:50,000 62G/5 MacGregor