The two films Beyond the Steel and Pushing Back the Frontier have been digitized, copied to one disk, recoded and a disk label has been designed.

The videos display the move from Sherridon to Lynn Lake by freight haul, the Lynn Lake Mines, the Fox Mine, the Ruttan Mine, Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids and Fort Saskatchewan. Snapshots of Lynn Lake and pictures of grave stones at the Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids cemeteries have also been included.

The hard copies of the two videos had been handed down from the Eldon L. Brown family to Peter Goodwin, Peter handed the films to Del Hildebrandt to be put into the Lynn Lake Museum. Due to break-ins into the museum at the time, and the poor condition the films were in, it was necessary to donate the hard copies to the Archives of Manitoba where the films are stored at controlled temperatures. The cost per disk copy reflects our costs. We copy each disk individually as we expect a very limited amount of orders. Any possible profit will be used to help pay for the monthly Manitoba Hydro meter rental at the former United Church/Kinsman Hall, as we are trying to preserve this old building which dates back to 1929-30 and was moved from Sherridon during the cat train freight haul.

To order a DVD disk copy of the two films:

Contact Adella Hildebrandt at 204-356-8759 or

The cost per disk when picking up at the Lynn Lake Town Office is $13.00 (CDN)

The cost per disk when shipped is as follows:

Canada Post within CANADA $15.50 (CDN)
Canada Post to the USA $17.50 (CDN)
Canada Post to EUROPE, ASIA, and AUSTRALIA $19.00 (CDN)

All orders must be prepaid by personal cheque or Canadian money order to Gunter Hildebrandt

Mailing Address:

Gunter Hildebrandt
266 Sherritt Avenue
PO Box 340
Lynn Lake, Manitoba
Canada R0B 0W0