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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Blain (1859-1925)

Cleric, professor.

A member of the Jesuit Order, he came in 1885 to St. Boniface College, where he was professor of science and mathematics. He maintained the province’s only seismograph and monitored earthquakes for many years, and he discovered the site of Fort St. Charles in 1908. He was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Manitoba in 1922.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 27 April 2009

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