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Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

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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  • Brandon, Manitoba, incorporated as a city in 1882


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

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_26

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

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_11

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

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  • Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
    Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury
    327 4th St., Brandon, MANITOBA R7A 3H1
    Established 1888
    Source: Google maps
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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...Read MORE...


  • Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
    C.P.R. Railway Station, Brandon, Man.
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  • Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
    Post Office, Brandon, Man.
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  • News 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 ...Read MORE...


  • Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
    Main Entrance to Town Hall, Brandon, Man., Canada
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  • 1916
    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-,...Read MORE...




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Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury
327 4th St., Brandon, MANITOBA R7A 3H1
Established 1888
Source: Google maps
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Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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C.P.R. Railway Station, Brandon, Man.
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Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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Post Office, Brandon, Man.
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Main Entrance to Town Hall, Brandon, Man., Canada
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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.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_26
  • 1887 - July 11 - Brandon Mail calls for the abolition of Manitoba's dual French-English school system.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_11
  • 1888 - Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury established in Brandon

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • News  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 ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    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-,... Read MORE...

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