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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Thomas Button Plaque (Gillam Island, Northern Manitoba)

A monument on Gillam Island, near the mouth of the Nelson River at Hudson Bay, was erected in 1972 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, commemorating explorer Thomas Button who was the first European to see the river.

Thomas Button commemorative plaque

Thomas Button commemorative plaque (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N56.92895, W92.80089
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Button (?-1634)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2019

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