Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Government Resources Building / Crude Oil Production Plaque (247 Wellington Street W, Virden)

A plaque beside the entrance to a provincial government building on Wellington Street West in Virden was unveiled on 20 October 1964 by Minister of Mines and Natural Resources Sterling R. Lyon. It commemorates the fifty millionth ballon of crude oil produced by Manitoba oil fields in this vicinity.

Manitoba Government Resources Building

Manitoba Government Resources Building (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Crude oil commemorative plaque

Crude oil commemorative plaque (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84890, W100.93137
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Discovery Well Monument (King Street W, Virden)


We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 July 2021

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