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especially around Whitewater Lake. Old lead slugs from Snyders and Winchesters can still be found on our wind swept fields, mute evidence of this crazy slaughter, which brought to a close, the final chapter of fur trading in the Turtle Mountain and Souris basin areas.

In 1875, the first row of townships was surveyed along the boundary to range 23, Townships 1 and 2 were surveyed through to Range 29 in 1878-79, and were completed up to Township 6 by 1880. And so, a hunter's paradise for centuries had been made ready for pioneer settlement within the brief space of five years.

Quinte Farm 22-2-22. Clue, Wright, Taylor & Co. owners. M. D. Wright, manager. House, barn and granary, with windmill power, on separate section. Project failed in 1896. - Courtesy Mrs. Russell Barret, Deloraine, Manitoba

Burnside threshing outfit at Tom Johnson home (first house on Boissevain towns it, 1883) - Photo courtesy Wm. Lee