Pioneer Days

Creator(s): Badger Creek Museum

[Pioneers Days: How the early pioneers came to and settled in Cartwright and the surrounding area and what it was like to live in those days.]

In the spring of 1879, settlers traveled the Boundary Commission Trail south from Emerson, Manitoba turning west near the U.S. border to wind through the Pembina Hills on to the Turtle Mountains. Knowing nothing of what lay ahead, except what they'd heard five years after the North West Mounted Police traveled the Trail to open up the Canadian West, these pioneers found their Promised Land in a little valley in the middle of nowhere: Cartwright, Manitoba.

Where did these pioneers come from and what were they looking for? What did the settlers find in Cartwright? The Badger Creek Museum follows their dreams and with stories, pictures and artifacts describes the challenges they overcame, the churches, schools and businesses they built, the pioneer life they lived.

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