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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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"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 Rivers, 40 miles S. of Lake Winnipeg, 65 miles by rail from Pembina, Dakota, 250 miles from Fort Abercrombie, and 1180 miles from Montreal via Canada Pacific Railway, or 1843 miles via Chicago and St. Paul. The city contains about 25 stores, several saw-mills, 4 printing-offices, a theatre, a Church-of England cathedral, Presbyterian and Wesleyan churches, a bank and a branch bank, government house, legislative buildings, many good dwellings, and a strong and regular fortification. It is the seat of Manitoba College, St. John's College, St. Mary's Academy, the University of Manitoba, and the Metropolitan of the North-West. Opposite the town is St. Boniface. Pop. in 1881, 7985; in 1891, 25,642."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
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  • 1738 - Fort Rouge (Winnipeg) established

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  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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  • 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
  • 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...


  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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...




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

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


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C.P.R. Station

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

  • 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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