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Manitoba Communities: Pilot Mound (Unincorporated Town)

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This town is named for the nearby shale mound which was used as a navigational landmark by generations of travellers on the featureless prairie.

An Order-in-Council was issued on 27 June 1883 incorporating the Village of Pilot Mound. James M. Fraser was elected as Mayor, with James Beveridge, A. McDougall, and Robert Snowball elected as the first Councillors. D. A. Stewart was appointed Secretary-Treasurer. In 1882, W. A. Donald opened a law office and, the next year in partnership with J. M. Fraser, he started a private bank. A. B. Elford, who had a share in the town site and who was a banker, came out from Winnipeg and helped to start the banking business.

Present Status

Municipality of Louise (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Village of Pilot Mound (27 June 1883)
Village of Pilot Mound (6 May 1904)
Town of Pilot Mound (20 March 1998)
Amalgamation of Louise, Crystal City, and Pilot Mound (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Louise

Land Area (square km)

2.70

Population

Year

Total

1906

589

1911

457

1916

407

1921

483

1926

461

1931

498

1936

496

1941

538

1946

479

1951

710

1956

785

1961

802

1966

767

1971

763

1976

730

1981

838

1986

819

1991

747

1996

716

2001

676

2006

630

2011

635

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1883

James M. Fraser

1884-1903

?

1904-1907

James Bryson Baird (1859-1939)

1908-1912

Robert Dickson Ferguson (1866-1942)

1913-1914

J. G. McLean

1915-1916

J. S. Stewart

1917-1918

George Walton Brisbin (1881-?)

1919-1923

Robert Dickson Ferguson (1866-1942)

1924-1937

Alfred E. Moore

1938-1941

J. G. McLean

1942-1945

J. C. Winram

1946-1948

Ronald Wesley “Tuck” Tuckwell (1890-1991)

1949-1950

Otto Reginald Schultz (1886-1973)

1951-1957

George E. Cohoe

1958-1965

Clifford William Landerkin (1898-1969)

1966-1969

R. M. Glenn

1970

A. K. Moore

1971

R. M. Glenn

1972

?

1973-1974

Kenneth L. Heppner

1975-1978

William Blackburn

1979-1980

?

1981-1990

C. Gordon Arbuckle

1991-1995

Tammas C. Collins

1996-2001

S. Lynn Galbraith

2002-2005

Keith Braaksma

2006

?

2007-2014

R. Brent Checkley

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Pilot Mound.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Pilot Mound.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Memories of Pioneer Days at Pilot Mound by Rev.William Reid, 1930.

We thank Ed Grassick and Tighe McManus for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 April 2018

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