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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.




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  • 1738 - Fort Rouge (Winnipeg) established

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1811 - Lord Selkirk established first European agricultural settlement near Winnipeg

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm

  • 1873 - Winnipeg incorporated as a city

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm

  • 1876 - St. Mary’s Cathedral established at Winnipeg

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    St. Mary’s Cathedral
    353 Saint Mary Ave., Winnipeg, MANITOBA R3C 0M8
    Established 1876
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1877 - June 20 - First classes meets at the University of Manitoba. - Winnipeg, Manitoba

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_20

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    www.freeusandworldmaps.com
    Map
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    A Blizzard in Winnipeg

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Falls of the Winnipeg

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Main Street, Winnipeg

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Winnipeg, From St. Boniface Ferry Landing

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Winnipeg
    Winnipeg, or Fort Garry, the seat of government of the province of Manitoba and of Selkirk co, situated at the junction of the Assiniboin and Red...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 destroyed by fire last night. Loss, $400,000.
    The...Read MORE...


  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Broadway Ave. looking East, Winnipeg.
    Postcard
  • 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...Read MORE...


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

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_3

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    C.P.R. Station
    Postcard
  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    St. John's Cathedral, Winnipeg, Man. (1912)
    Postcard
  • 1923 - June 22 - Manitoba ends prohibition, and adopts government control of the sale of alcohol instead. - Winnipeg, Manitoba

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_22

  • 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 alarm had been sounded the entire surrounding district ...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...Read MORE...


  • 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.

    canadaalive.wordpress.com/ 2010/ 08/ 11/ invented-in-canada/

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm

  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 1956 - Winnipeg connected to Trans Canada Telephone System

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm

  • Winnipeg
    The nucleus of the future city of Winnipeg was related to the construction of a general store by Henry McKenney in 1862. McKenney built his store...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


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

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pinterest
www.freeusandworldmaps.com
Map

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pinterest
A Blizzard in Winnipeg

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pinterest
Falls of the Winnipeg

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pinterest
Main Street, Winnipeg

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pinterest
Winnipeg, From St. Boniface Ferry Landing

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pinterest
Broadway Ave. looking East, Winnipeg.
Postcard



Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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C.P.R. Station
Postcard

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pinterest
St. John's Cathedral, Winnipeg, Man. (1912)
Postcard
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History and News of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • 1738 - Fort Rouge (Winnipeg) established

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1811 - Lord Selkirk established first European agricultural settlement near Winnipeg

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm
  • 1826 - Flood severely impacted settlers at Selkirk Settlement (now Winnipeg)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm
  • 1873 - Winnipeg incorporated as a city

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm
  • 1876 - St. Mary’s Cathedral established at Winnipeg

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1877 - June 20 - First classes meets at the University of Manitoba. - Winnipeg, Manitoba

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_20
  • 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Winnipeg
    Winnipeg, or Fort Garry, the seat of government of the province of Manitoba and of Selkirk co, situated at the junction of the Assiniboin and Red... 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 destroyed by fire last night. Loss, $400,000.
    The... Read MORE...

  • Winnipeg - Canada


    Winnipeg - Canada (www.youtube.com)
  • 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... Read MORE...

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

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_3
  • 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... Read MORE...

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

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_22
  • 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 alarm had been sounded the entire surrounding district ... 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... Read MORE...

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm
  • 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.

    canadaalive.wordpress.com/ 2010/ 08/ 11/ invented-in-canada/
  • 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 1956 - Winnipeg connected to Trans Canada Telephone System

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ mbztimeln.htm
  • Winnipeg
    The nucleus of the future city of Winnipeg was related to the construction of a general store by Henry McKenney in 1862. McKenney built his store... Read MORE...

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