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Ernest Thompson Seton: The Trail of the Sandhill Stag near Carberry
The Seton Centre
Carberry , Manitoba


   This exhibit explores and
highlights a small but
significant part of Ernest
Thompson Seton's life: the
period in the 1880s when he
spent time in Carberry,
Manitoba, Canada. We explore
how his experience as a young
man influenced his future
work as an artist,

naturalist, early
environmentalist and central
figure in the development of
the Boy Scouts Movement. Born
in 1860, Seton was twenty-two
years old when he arrived at
his brother Arthur's
homestead, which was just a
couple of miles cross country
from the train stop of de

Winton. The train stop was
just east of where the CPR
created its permanent train
station at Carberry. We
include Seton's artistic
depictions of nearby places
like Lake Chaska, Silver or
Hope Lake, and close
neighbours’ homes where Seton
visited, noted in his daily

journal and recorded in
hundreds of sketches. Seton
had a number of connections
to other residents of
Carberry, as well as
experiences with First
Nations persons from the
area, and these exchanges
influenced his incredibly
large body of work. Seton's

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