Manitoba Communities: Thompson (City)
This municipality in northern Manitoba (as distinct from the municipality in southern Manitoba) is named for John Fairfield Thompson (c1881-1968), Board Chairman of the International Nickel Company (INCO) that operated mines in the region.
Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Thompson:
Go here for a list of historic sites in Thompson.
Go here for a list of history books for Thompson.
“Mining magnate John Thompson dies in N.Y.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 July 1968.
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 March 2023