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Memorable Manitobans: Sam Blumenberg

Businessman, socialist.

One of Winnipeg’s most popular socialists, he told a meeting at the Columbia Theatre in Winnipeg in 1918 that “we are going to run this city.” His business establishment, the Minneapolis Dye House (a cleaning shop), was wrecked by rampaging veterans in January 1919. He was arrested in June 1919, and he left for the United States rather than be deported to Europe. He subsequently worked as a labour organizer in Duluth and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 31 January 2008

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