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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Amaranth Post Office and Gypsum Monument (Amaranth, RM of Alonsa)

A small monument along Highway #50 near the village of Amaranth in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa commemorates the first post office in this region. It was situated at NW25-18-10W, on land owned by the first postmaster, Alex D. McLean, and began operation in April 1911. A large stone embedded in the monument, etched with the numbers 150 3000N 2000E, was once located at the worksite of the Western Gypsum Company about 500 metres west of this site. It was once used as a survey benchmark during excavation of gypsum deposits by the company.

Amaranth Post Office and Gypsum Monument

Amaranth Post Office and Gypsum Monument (September 2016)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Location (lat/long): N50.57915, W98.73066
denoted by symbol on the map above

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This page was prepared by Alan Mason.

Page revised: 5 August 2017

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