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Brandon, Manitoba, incorporated as a city in 1882... The City of Brandon, the province's second-largest city and economic hub of its southwestern region, is located on the ASSINIBOINE RIVER, 197 km west of WINNIPEG.

From 1793 to 1832, 3 Hudson's Bay Company posts - each called Brandon House, most probably after the duke of Brandon, an ancestor of Lord SELKIRK - were established in the Brandon area. Permanent settlement began in the late 1870s at GRAND VALLEY, 3 km east, and the Brandon Hills. Quebec and Maritime Protestants were among the first arrivals, followed by British and American immigrants. The present site of Brandon was chosen as a divisional point on the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881, and Brandon grew rapidly into the transportation, distribution, service and trade centre for the surrounding hinterland.

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327 4th St., Brandon, MANITOBA R7A 3H1
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Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury
327 4th St., Brandon, MANITOBA R7A 3H1
Established 1888
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C.P.R. Railway Station, Brandon, Man.
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Brandon, Manitoba, incorporated as a city in 1882

1883 - November 26 - The Manitoba and North-West Farmers' Union is founded in Brandon.

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1887 - July 11 - Brandon Mail calls for the abolition of Manitoba's dual French-English school system.

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1888 - Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury established in Brandon

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1895 - Brandon
Brandon, a post-village, capital of Brandon co, Manitoba, 133 miles by rail W. of Winnepeg. It has 5 churches, 5 banks, 3 newspaper offices, 7 grain-elevators, and flour-, lumber-, and saw-mills. Pop. 4500.
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 J.B. Lippincott
1910 - ASYLUM BURNS, INMATES SHIVER. INSANE PATIENTS FORCED TO FIND SHELTER IN BARNS AND SHEDS. BUILDING REDUCED TO MASS OF ASHES.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE BURNED IN ESCAPING BUT IT IS BELIEVED NONE OF THE INJURIES WILL PROVE FATAL.

Brandon, Man., Nov. 5. - In the piercing cold of a chilly November night 600 patients of the asylum for the insane are huddled together in sheds and barns as the result of a fire which destroyed the asylum. The asylum was a mile and a half northeast of town and, despite the fact that an early alarm was given, it was an hour before the fire department had reached the scene and by that time the building was almost a total loss and burned to the ground.

Patients Are Released.
Immediately it was seen that the fire had gotten beyond control, and the asylum staff released the patients and by persuasion and threats headed them out of the building in squads. Men, women and children were huddled together in every available outbuilding, but enough of them had sense to realize the awful fate they had escaped and assisted in quieting those who were raving dangerously. A few seemed to recover... Read MORE...

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Brandon, a city and port, capital of Brandon co., Manitoba, on the Canadian Pacific and other railroads, 133 miles W. of Winnipeg. It has saw-, lumber- and sash- mills, manufactures of machinery, pumps, ale, etc., and is the seat of an Indian industrial school and government experimental farm, etc. Pop. in 1901, 5380.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here's a list of some of the best places to go and things to do in Brandon:
The Daly House Museum: Start your exploration of Brandon's history at the Daly House Museum. This beautifully preserved heritage home offers a glimpse into the city's past through exhibits, artifacts, and guided tours. It's a great way to learn about the region's history and culture.

Assiniboine Park: This expansive park in the heart of Brandon provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll, have a picnic, or even go fishing in the Assiniboine River. The park also features a playground for kids and scenic spots for photography.

Brandon Riverbank Inc. Trail: If you're into walking, jogging, or cycling, the Riverbank Trail is a must-visit. This scenic trail runs along the Assiniboine River and offers picturesque views of the water, lush greenery, and wildlife. It's an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba: Explore the local art scene at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. This gallery... Read MORE...

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