Alexis W.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Red River Heritage Fair

Stony Mountain Penitentiary

My project is Stony Mountain Penitentiary. It’s been here since the 1800s and has over 500 inmates and has been demolished in the 1900s.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was Stony Mountain's original look and design and actually seeing a picture of what it looked like when it was first created.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I've learned that just because people think Stony Mountain is a weird topic not to judge a book by its cover. Stony Mountain is very important; people should know that and care.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Well my topic is about a penitentiary so the lives of the inmates there have changed by technology - before they didn't have security cameras now they do.