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Manitoba Communities: Great Falls (Unincorporated Village)

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This village was named for a series of waterfalls on the nearby Winnipeg River prior to construction of hydroelectric dams.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Alexander (1 January 1997)

Incorporation History

Village of Great Falls (circa 1928)
Dissolved (1 January 1973)

Land Area (square km)

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Population

Year

Total

1931

103

1936

121

1941

108

1946

101

1951

94

1956

150

1961

164

1966

255

1971

199

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1928-1971

Kenneth William Campbell “K.C.” Fergusson (1894-1973)

1972

Clifford Eric Anderson (1928-2012)

1973

Municipality dissolved

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Sources

"Great Falls," by Pearl Warren, Springfield Leader, 16 May 1972, page 3.

Legislative Counsel proclamation files (J 0369), Proclamation #799 - Municipal Act (Disorganize the Village of Great Falls), GR5717, Archives of Manitoba.

Orders-In-Council (EC 0003A), Order-in-Council No. 17/1973, GR3442, Archives of Manitoba.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Obituary [Clifford Eric Anderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 2012, page 27.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2019

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