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Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
Lieutenant
Governor's
History
Award

MHS Fundraising Dinner
MHS
Fundraising
Dinner

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dawson Road Monument (Centrale Avenue, Ste. Anne)

This monument in the Town of Ste. Anne, adjacent to the municipal office, was unveiled in 1933 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, in commemoration of the Dawson Road. Surveyed in 1858, begun in 1868 by S. J. Dawson for whom it was named, and completed in 1871, this 530-mile land and water route from Fort William to Red River was Canada’s first attempt to provide an all-Canadian highway linking the east with the prairies.

Dawson Road Monument

Dawson Road monument beside Ste. Anne municipal office (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.66992, W96.64711
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dawson Trailhead (Southeastern Manitoba)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dawson Road Signs (Lagimodiere Boulevard, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dawson Road Plaque (Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Memorable Manitobans: Simon James Dawson (1820-1902)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 August 2017

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