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Rhineland Pioneer Centre in Altona.

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Modern living quarters on the Blumengart Hutterite Colony 1968.

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Urbanization and Modernization

Throughout the 1960's and 1970's the population of the R.M. of Rhineland continued to drop as people left in search of better oppor­ tunities. This emigration was not only caused by declining farming opportunities, but also by the attractive employment and service con­ veniences of larger urban centers. During the 1960's the income of a Rhineland farmer was not only considered low but was dropping stead­ ily."