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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cowan Trail Monument (RM of Mountain)

A monument in the Rural Municipality of Mountain, dedicated on 9 August 1998, marks the point where, in 1898, the Canadian Northern Railway ended and the Cowan Trail began. Settlers arriving in the Swan River Valley were forced to disembark here and cross the Duck Mountains on foot. The trail was named for James Cowan.

Cowan Trail Monument

Cowan Trail Monument (July 2014)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Location (lat/long): N52.02956, W100.64778
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cowan Trail Monument (Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Alan Mason.

Page revised: 17 January 2016

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