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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Where is Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada? 

The city of Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, and is located at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River 100 km north of the Minnesota border. The name is derived from the Cree name for Lake Winnipeg, 65 km north, win-nipi, meaning "murky water.www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

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1738 - Fort Rouge (Winnipeg) established

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1811 - Lord Selkirk established first European agricultural settlement near Winnipeg

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1826 - Flood severely impacted settlers at Selkirk Settlement (now Winnipeg)

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1873 - Winnipeg incorporated as a city

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1876 - St. Mary’s Cathedral established at Winnipeg

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1877 - June 20 - First classes meets at the University of Manitoba. - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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News  1887 - Mrs. Joseph Farrell, of Winnipeg, is famed as the first white woman married in the Canadian Northwest.
The ceremony took place at Fort Whoop-Up in 1877. It was the occasion of a big blowout on the part of the Blood and Blackfeet Indians, who turned out in great numbers in holiday garb, firing guns, yelling, eating, dancing and having a good time generally in genuine Indian fashion.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 29, 1887
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News  1888 - Immigrants Flocking into Winnipeg.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 12 - A special from Winnipeg says that the number of immigrants arriving is increasing rapidly, and upwards of 2,000 have reached that point since the middle of March. Many are farmers from Ontario, who bring their stock and farming implements with them.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 14, 1888
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News  1899 - $400,000 FIRE AT WINNIPEG. MANITOBA HOTEL AND NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD OFFICES DESTROYED.
Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 9. - The Manitoba Hotel and the Northern Pacific offices were completely destroyed by fire last night. Loss, $400,000.
The hotel was seven stories high, accommodating 400 guests, and was the finest Canadian hotel west of Montreal. It was built in 1891 by the Northern Pacific,...Read MORE...



News  1909 - NORTHWEST HAS EARTHQUAKE - Tremor Believed to be an "Echo" from South America.
Winnipeg, Man., May 17. - When the earthquake shocks were felt here Saturday evening efforts were immediately put forth to ascertain the extent of the territory covered by the tremors and the amount of the damage inflicted.

Telegrams were sent out from Winnipeg to various places, and in some...Read MORE...



1910 - July 3 - Grand Trunk Pacific Railway inagurates a daily passenger service from Winnipeg to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Edmonton, Alberta.

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News  1912 - FIVE DIE WHEN WALL FALLS DURING WAREHOUSE BLAZE. WINNIPEG (MANITOBA) FIRE SWEEPS INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER BUILDING AND SPREADS TO ADJOINING STRUCTURES.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 9. - Five persons were killed and many injured during the progress of a fire which started in the immense brick warehouse of the International Harvester Company tonight. The loss is placed at $750,000.

A wall of the warehouse was blown out by an explosion, trapping a...Read MORE...



1923 - June 22 - Manitoba ends prohibition, and adopts government control of the sale of alcohol instead. - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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1926 - WINNIPEG FIRE WAS SPECTACULAR. HIGH PRESSURE STREAMS PLAYING ON WALLS UNDERMINED THEM, CAUSING DEATH OF THREE MEN.
Winnipeg, Dec. 23. - In the spectacular Winnipeg Theatre fire today, fifteen minutes after the alarm had been sounded the entire surrounding district was enveloped in smoke. Flames burst through the frail structure a few minutes later.

Firemen forced their way into the building and although...Read MORE...



News  1928 - 5 PERISH AS FLAMES SWEEP ENTIRE BLOCK OF WINNIPEG STORES. MANY INJURED, OTHERS OVERCOME BY SMOKE - WOMEN LEAP FROM FLAMING WINDOWS. 12 ARE INJURED.
THREE BODIES FOUND ON FLOOR OF APARTMENTS - TWO DIE AT HOSPITAL FOLLOWING RESCUE.

Winnipeg, Man., April 14. - (AP) - Five dead, four women and a man, a dozen injured, with many others overcome by smoke, was the toll of a fire which swept the Casa Loma, a combined apartment and business block...Read MORE...



1950 - Winnipeg flood along Red River caused immense damage and one death

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1950 - Harry Wasylyk, Larry Hansen and Frank Plomp, three friends who worked for a plastic company in Winnipeg, Manitoba, invented the useful plastic bag in 1950 which the world today uses to throw trash into.

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News  1952 - THOUSANDS SEE THEATRE GO UP IN $75,000 BLAZE.
Fire Thursday gutted the 42-year-old Furby theatre, 597 Portage avenue, causing damage estimated at $75,000.

No one was injured.

Friday morning city engineering officials probed the ruins and one said the tower at the front of the building was in a "pretty precarious position." A complete...Read MORE...



1956 - Winnipeg connected to Trans Canada Telephone System

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Johnston
immigrant - Canada to US   Margaruite "Peg" C Johnston (12 June 1922, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 21 November 2004, Holden, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Amenda
immigrant   Michael Amenda (09 11 1856, Jankowitz, Osterode, East Prussia - 21 12 1928, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Beauvais
immigrant - US to Canada   Evelina Beauvais (8 May 1885, Duluth, Minnesota, USA - February 14, 1954, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Bentley
Canada/New France  George Daniel Bentley (24 June 1890, Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1 August 1933, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Hovde
immigrant Norway  Anne Olsdotter Hovde (15 05 1861, Mandelan, Romsdal, Norway - 20 11 1938, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

LaRue
  Shirley LaRue (Sept 13 1934, Unknown - Nov 4 1999, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Mauseth
immigrant Norway  Eugene Ole Mauseth (18 03 1898, Surandal, Norway - 05 02 1952, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
immigrant Norway  Ole Sivert Mauseth (27 11 1857, Surandal, More og Romsdal, Norway - 10 10 1939, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Paul
Canada/New France  Joseph Louis Paul (August 4, 1873, Sorel, Québec, Canada - April 24, 1950, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Zaloga
immigrant   Wilhemina Zaloga (24 04 1860, Heeselicht, Osterode, East Prussia - 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
 


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