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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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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - St. Mary’s Cathedral
353 Saint Mary Ave., Winnipeg, MANITOBA R3C 0M8
Established 1876
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

St. Mary’s Cathedral
353 Saint Mary Ave., Winnipeg, MANITOBA R3C 0M8
Established 1876
Source: Google maps
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Broadway Ave. looking East, Winnipeg.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Broadway Ave. looking East, Winnipeg.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - C.P.R. Station
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - St. John's Cathedral, Winnipeg, Man. (1912)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

St. John's Cathedral, Winnipeg, Man. (1912)

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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...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Immigrants Flocking into Winnipeg.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 12 - A special from Winnipeg says that the number of immigrants arriving...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

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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...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...Read MORE...

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

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News  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...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.

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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 ...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
flag  George Daniel BENTLEY (24 June 1890, Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1 August 1933, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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

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

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

Paul
flag  Joseph-Louis PAUL (August 4, 1873, Sorel, Québec, Canada - April 24, 1950, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Pinsonnault
flag  Eudoxie PINSONNAULT (30 April 1855, Lacolle, Québec, Canada (Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle) - October 29, 1934, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Robidoux
flag  Melvina ROBIDOUX (1887, Gatineau, Québec, Canada (Pointe-Gatineau) - April 27, 1958, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) gravestone

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

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Cemeteries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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