Farm Cottages

The cottages were the dwellings of some of the engages who worked on the farm. While we are not certain as to the identity of exactly which of the farm labourers lived there, we do know that they were French Canadian. Certain names associated with the farm in the 1823-24 Hudson's Bay Company Journals also appear in the North West Company documents, and of these some must have lived at the cottages.

Whether an engage and his family inhabited each side, or whether unattached males also had quarters in the cottages in difficult to say. It is certain however, that most engages working on the farm and elsewhere in the Fort had Native or Metis wives and it is highly likely that the occupants of the cottages included women and children.