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teristics - South Central Region", 1975. In 1967 the average farm income in Rhineland was $3,308 and by 1970 this had dropped to $2,725.

  1. Ibid.
  1. Albert Schmidt, "Reasons for Rejection and Acceptance of Administrative Re-organi­ zation in Rhineland School Division 1954-1971", (MED Thesis, University of Manitoba, 1975), page 80.

7. Esther Epp- Tiessen, Altona: The Story of a Prairie Town, (Altona: D. W. Friesen and Sons, 1982), page 320.

  1. RRVE. March 27,1963.
  2. Ibid., April 3, 1963.
  1. Schmidt, op. cit., pages 83-87.

II. Between 1964 and 1967 school district consolidation in Rhineland reduced the number of school districts from 32 to 18. RRVE. February 15,1967.

  1. Esther Epp-Tiessen, op. cit., page 324; Albert Schmidt, op. cit., pages 89-90.
  2. RRVE. Dec. 13, 1967.
  3. Ibid., Nov. 29, 1978; Feb. 8, 1978.
  4. Census of Canada, 1961; RRVE, Aug. 3,1983.
  1. Interview with Randall Pappel, June 8, 1983. Interview with H. D. Hildebrand, Aug. 25, 1983. This trend of sharing farm resources was becoming more common throughout the prairies, especially among family members living in close proximity. William J. Carlyle, "The Changing Family Farm on the Prairies", Prairie Forum, Vol. 8, No.1, 1983. . 17. W. J. Carlyle, "Mennonite Agriculture in Manitoba", Canadian Ethnic Studies. XII (2), 1981, page 89.

18. Annual Report to the Twenty-eighth Annual Meeting of Co-op Vegetable Oils Ltd., for the year ending July 31, 1971, page II.

  1. Interview with H. D. Hildebrand, Aug. 25, 1983.
  2. RRVE. March 29, 1967; Aug. 14, 1963.
  3. Interview with H. D. Hildebrand, Aug. 25, 1983.
  4. RRVE, Feb. 8, 1978.
  5. Ibid., April 6,1966.
  6. Ibid., March 16, 1977.
  7. Ibid., May 28,1975; April 13, 1977.
  8. Ibid., Nov. 22,1978; Oct. 18,1978; Jan. 17,1979.
  9. Esther Epp-Tiessen, op. cit., pages 300-301.
  10. Ibid., page 299.
  11. Ibid., page 303; Interview with D. K. Friesen, Aug. 15, 1983.
  12. Ibid., page 300.
  1. An Illustrated History of Co-op Vegetable Oils. (unpublished manuscript, Altona: 1981), page 9.
  1. Ibid., page 11.
  2. Esther Epp-Tiessen, op. cit., page 302.
  3. RRVE. July 13, 1963.
  4. Esther Epp- Tiessen, op. cit., page 315.
  5. Ibid., pages 353-54.
  1. Census of Canada; Manitoba, Department of Industry and Commerce, Regional Development Branch, Regional Analysis Program: Southern Manitoba (1975); Manitoba, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Community Reports for 1978 listed the trading area population of Altona as 26,000, Gretna - 1,500 and Plum CouleeĀ·- 2,000.
  1. Esther Epp-Tiessen, op. cit., page 351.
  2. W. L. Morton, op. cit., page 477.
  3. RRVE, June 19, 1983.
  4. R.M. of Rhineland Development Plan.

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