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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Keystone Dragways / Bison Dragways (Richer, RM of Ste. Anne)

In 1964, Keystone Dragways was founded at this site 47 kilometres east of Winnipeg near Richer in the Rural Municipality of Ste. Anne. With an ownership change in 1971, the name was changed to the Bison Dragways. The National Hot Rod Association-sanctioned dragstrip last operated in 1976. The following year, Trans Canada Pipelines was upgrading the pipeline that ran underneath the track, rendering it inoperable. It was decided to close down the dragstrip and sell the land.

More than 40 years after the dragstrip closed, it takes an educated eye to determine where the one-half mile paved strip of pavement, pits, parking lot, and the other dragstrip facilities once stood.

Bison Dragways

Bison Dragways (1974)
Source: George Penner

Aerial view of the former Bison Dragways

Aerial view of the former Bison Dragways (August 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.66436, W96.50443
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Salt Plains Raceway (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

Sources:

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 27 April 2020

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