Baldur

Named after the Viking god of beauty, this community is the home of the Baldur Gazette.

Journals

Arni Sveinsson Diary - Grund District, Manitoba (1880)

Arni Sveinsson, born in 1851, came to Canada from Iceland in 1876 and eventually settled in the Grund District in Southern Manitoba. Arni was an ardent diarist and letter writer. This selection from his diary was translated by his grandson, Arni Sveinsson Jr.

PMA_2015_033295

    Letters

    Arni Sveinsson Ledger Letters Part 1 (1916)

    A series of letters dated 1916 to 1920 and originally copied into a page numbered ledger, the current images are taken from an photocopy with red lettered editors comments. The letters cover a variety of topics.

    PMA_2016_036059

      Memoirs & Memories

      Asmundur Asmundson: Man Without Feet (1880)

      Asmundur, who lived his final years with Siggi and Sena Anderson, lost his feet in a snow storm in Iceland, yet survived to live a productive life in the Baldur District.

      PMA_2012_012903

        Newspapers

        Baldur Gazette - 1898-06-30 (1898)

        An issue of the Baldur Gazette newspaper.

        PMA_2013_018636

          Photos & Art Work

          Images of Baldur and Area (1901)

          A series of images of Baldur and area, taken between 1901 and 1906, from the S. E. McKee Archive at Brandon University, as selected by Ken Storie.

          PMA_2014_021746

            Community Histories

            Arni Sveinsson Diary - Grund District, Manitoba (1880)

            Arni Sveinsson, born in 1851, came to Canada from Iceland in 1876 and eventually settled in the Grund District in Southern Manitoba. Arni was an ardent diarist and letter writer. This selection from his diary was translated by his grandson, Arni Sveinsson Jr.

            PMA_2015_033295

              Maps

              Manitoba Buffalo Hunting Trails (1880)

              This short article outlines the two best known trails used by the buffalo hunters as they wended their way from the Red River Settlement to the Missouri for the annual buffalo hunt.

              PMA_2017_043357

                Family Narratives

                Asmundur Asmundson: Man Without Feet (1880)

                Asmundur, who lived his final years with Siggi and Sena Anderson, lost his feet in a snow storm in Iceland, yet survived to live a productive life in the Baldur District.

                PMA_2012_012903

                  Recipe Collections

                  Thora's Recipes the Older Version (1960)

                  Thora Johannesson/Thorleifson/Gunnlaugson created this first version of her Icelandic Canadian Recipes in the early 1980s.

                  PMA_2012_012907

                    Veterans' Experience

                    Thorleifson, Allan Olafur - Canadian Army Soldiers Service Book 1939 - 1945 (1942)

                    Every serviceman in the Second World War was required to carry a Service Book which recorded medical and operational information of his service. This document provided the first indication that Allan's health may have been jeopardized by his service while in England.

                    PMA_2012_002463