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

Two badly weathered signs along Lagimodiere Boulevard in Winnipeg, erected in 1971 by the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, commemorate the Dawson Road, a project of the Canadian government started in 1868. Named for Simon James Dawson, the route preceded the railway expansion into the West, running from a trailhead at the North West Angle to the City of St. Boniface, and for years was a major transportation route into western Canada. The route remains as portions of present-day Speers Road, Lagimodiere Boulevard, Dawson Road North, and Dawson Road South.

Dawson Road Signs

Dawson Road Signs (October 2015)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.85532, W97.04895
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dawson Trailhead (Southeastern Manitoba)

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

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

Memorable Manitobans: Simon James Dawson (1820-1902)


This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 August 2017

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