Nipawin streetscape

A Moment from Yesterday

May 22, 2019 | Opinion | Volume 23 Issue 11
Conrad Stoesz | Mennonite Heritage Archives
Photo: Mennonite Heritage Archives

Streetscape of Nipawin, Sask., in the 1920s. Mennonites first began moving to Lost River in the Rural Municipality of Nipawin in the early 1900s. By 1906, they were meeting in homes for worship. In 1913, Bishop Abraham Doerksen of the Manitoba Sommerfeld Mennonite Church travelled to the Nipawin area, where he baptized 42 people and ordained Aron Doerksen and Abram R. Bergen as pastors. In 1917, Bethany Mennonite Church was built. 

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Further reading:
Morden motorcycles
Harold Schmidt cook
Didsbury drawing
Graduating class
Swords into ploughshares

Photo: Mennonite Heritage Archives

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