Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 106

Satterthwaite House
NE 9-20-15 WPM
McCreary area

Satterthwaite House

Designation Date: February 9, 1994
Designation Authority: McCreary (R.M.)
Present Owner: privately owned

The Satterthwaite House, a reconstruction of a ca. 1895 building, recalls a brief era in prairie history when land transportation, including stagecoach service, followed a network of roughly etched, cross-country routes, and adjacent dwellings served as stopping houses for travellers. Such became the role of the Satterthwaite log cabin, built by Henry Howson next to a trail established between Arden and Dauphin in the early 1890s by Theodore Arthur Burrows, a noted Dauphin businessman and Manitoba politician. The sturdy house, of dovetail log construction, a technology brought to Manitoba by Anglo-Ontario settlers, was acquired by Jane and Thomas Satterthwaite in 1899. Now a museum, the cabin was reconstructed in 1994-95 according to original specifications and period methods.

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