Abandoned ManitobaCity: Winnipeg
Join local author and historian, Gordon Goldsborough, as he unearths the stories behind some of Manitoba’s least known historic sites.
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Episode 1 - Negrych Homestead
In 1899, the Negrychs built a house like the ones in their Ukrainian homeland. Their descendants lived ‘off the grid’ in it into the 1990s.
Episode 2 - Paulson Bombing and Gunnery School
This base trained pilots, gunners, and observers for service overseas during WWII. Remains of its runways, roads, and buildings are still readably visible.
Episode 3 - Fallout Reporting Posts
At the height of the Cold War, underground bunkers were built across Canada to monitor radiation levels after a nuclear bombing. We find and explore two of them.
Episode 4 - Holmfield Flour Mill
A mill at Holmfield was built to grind locally-grown wheat into flour. With all its machinery intact inside, the mill is the oldest one in western Canada.
Episode 5 - Flat Warehouse
Before there were grain elevators there were flat warehouses. We follow the last flat warehouse on the prairies as it moves to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum.