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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Assiniboia Boundary 1811 (RM of Lac du Bonnet)

Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, had gained a controlling interest in the Hudson’s Bay Company by 1811. He proposed a series of emigration schemes designed to assist the dispossessed Scottish crofters who had lost their lands through the “Highland Clearances” of the late eighteenth century. The London Committee of the HBC agreed to grant him a 116,000 square mile tract of land in the vicinity of the Red and Assiniboine rivers (now Winnipeg) for an agricultural settlement. The eastern boundary of this land grant followed the Winnipeg River from Lake of the Woods to Lake Winnipeg.

This monument was erected on 31 October 2000 by the Lac du Bonnet Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee.

Assiniboia Boundary 1811 Plaque

Assiniboia Boundary 1811 Plaque (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.28369, W95.99881
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Postage Stamp Province 1870 (RM of Lac du Bonnet)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg River (RM of Lac du Bonnet)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2020

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