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- 024 Bell Barn Restoration 1422 24 July 2010 Dan Loran visitors
24 July 2010 - Visitors read the interpretive panels inside the newly opened Bell Barn. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 0418 Bell Barn Restoration 6231 Dan Loran 28 Jan 2010
28 January 2010 - Each floor joist end is encased in plastic to prevent moisture in the mortar from leaching into the wood when the space around the beams is filled with mortar and stone in the spring. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 0442 Bell Barn Restoration 6451 Dan Loran 2 Feb 2010
2 February 2010 - The newly installed loft floor joists are inserted into the stone wall at one end, and rest on a laminated wooden ring beam at the other. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 0478 Bell Barn Restoration 682 Dan Loran 9 Feb 2010
9 February 2010 - The light begins to dim as the loft floor boards are nailed to the joists. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 0512 Bell Barn Restoration 717 Dan Loran 22 Feb 2010
22 February 2010 - Carpenters from Hahn Contracting, Fort QuAppelle, take a break inside their heated shelter. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 0842 Bell Barn Restoration 1165 2 June 2010 Dan Loran
2 June 2010 - A view of the reconstructed Bell Barn and Cottage Washroom - Maintenance Building from the south, as well as the rows of trees and shrubs that will form the future shelterbelt. (Source: Dan Loran)
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24 July 2010 - Visitors start to arrive at the Bell Barn Interpretive Centre, 1 mile north of Indian Head, in time for the Grand Opening. (source: Cliff Paddington)
- Bell Barn efk 26 Aug 2009 017 canary field
As the summer harvest approaches, the Bell Barn wall rises much as it did in 1882, when the first crop was planted on the Bell Farm. (Source: Frank Korvemaker)
- ELKINGTON, William M.
Crossed the Bell Farm on July 1, 1892 - William M. Elkington bought a homestead 20 miles north of Fort Qu'Appelle, and moved there from England in April 1889. He worked his farm ,and did other manual labour in the region until he returned permanently to England in 1893. Meanwhile, he helped to construct the Brassey stone barn SW of Indian Head in the summer of 1892, serving as a stonemason's helper. SOURCES: https://archive.org/stream/cihm_30169#page/n5/mode/2up Five Years in Canada (Bell farm references from pg 91, 92, 99, and 121) (1892-1893) – published in 1895 https://archive.org/stream/wideworldmagazin01lond#page/424/mode/2up photo source for Elkington (born c.1871) https://archive.org/details/cu31924003044173 Elkington and Long Research by: Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, and Frank Korvemaker, Regina
- Monthly Barn Dance - 27 Aug 2011
Ken Runge & The Polka Pals. (Photo by: Dan Loran) - 8 Ken Runge & The Polka Pals, Barn Dance - Aug 27th 2011 - Photo by Dan Loran
- Register entry 033b - James Glaisher FRS
Visited the Bell Farm on 15 August 1884 - James Glaisher, a good friend of James Douglass, was a renowned meteorologist and aeronaut(balloonist) who visited the Bell Farm with the British Association.
Photo: Smithsonian Institution "Life of Sir James Nicholas Douglass" - http://www.archive.org/stream/lifeofsirjamesni00willuoft#page/172/mode/2up/search/canada http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9D0CE1DF143EE033A25754C2A9609C946897D6CF&oref=slogin
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.
- Register entry 254b - Sir Gen Henry C. Wilkinson
Visited the Bell Farm on 17 Sept. 1887 - General Sir Henry Clement Wilkinson (1837-1908) visited the Bell Farm Sept. 17, 1887 and a few days later purchased land for himself and friends in the Birtle area of Manitoba. Wilkinson often visited his 2000 acre farm, Birtleside, although by 1898 he was renting out his land and pursuing his mining interests in Lake of the Woods area of Ontario. General Wilkinson passed away at Kenora, Ontario in 1908.
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2501493/brigadier-general-sir-henry-clement-wilkinson-1837-1908 - Wilkinson photo source (ca, 1882) https://archive.org/stream/greatagricultura00mani#page/8/mode/2up photo of Wilkinson's farm Newspapers: "Manitoba Free Press" Sept 22. 1887 HCWilkinson/Birtle/Sept1887jpg "Manitoba Free Press" Nov 10, 1887 Wilkinson/Birtle/Nov1887 jpg "Manitoba Free Press", Wilkinson/Birtle/March1888 jpg "Winnipeg Tribune": April 12, 1907 Wilkinson/Birtle/property jpg https://archive.org/stream/cihm_30283#page/n691/mode/2up Wilkinson & Birtleside https://archive.org/stream/cihm_30400#page/n157/mode/2up Wilkinson visited his estate 1887 pg 84 http://www.archive.org/stream/familiesarmorial00foxdrich#page/880/mode/2up/search/wilkinson pg 881 Armorial families .....military record lists Pall Mall as postal address and Birtleside, Birtle Manitoba as 'Estate'. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=36&dat=18990315&id=Br0IAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LSkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2994,205225 /Regina Gold Mine, Western Ontario https://archive.org/stream/annualreport190200onta#page/254/mode/2up Black Eagle Gold Mine - p. 254 https://archive.org/stream/annualreport190200onta#page/n339/mode/2up Black Eagle Gold Mine photo - after p. 272 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=36&dat=18981222&id=fS4BAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uSgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3799,4598662 – The Daily Mail and Empire, Toronto – Dec 22, 1898 – Wilkinson’s gold brick at Regina Gold Mine, near Rat Portage, Ont. https://archive.org/stream/dictionaryofindi00buck#page/452/mode/2up Wilkinson military record http://manitobia.ca/resources/books/local_histories/101.pdf?query=municipality%2BAND%2Bof%2BAND%2Bbirtle%2BAND%2Bdoctype%3A%22local%2Bhistory%22 - Birtle local history book: A View of the Birdtail: A History of the Municipality of Birtle: 1878-1974 – page 47, 216, 218, 304
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.
- w B B Ceremonial stone laying 28 July 2009 0111 Kay Dixon
(L-R) Stew Wass, Thor Johnson, Jerry Willerth, Bruce Olesen, and Mike McGinn discuss the upcoming first stone laying procedures. (Source: Kay Dixon)
- w0349 Bell Barn Restoration 3761 Dan Loran 6 Nov 2009
Near the end of the day, the floor has been poured and leveled by hand. (Source: Dan Loran)