Historic Sites of Manitoba: Erikson Monument (Eriksdale, Municipality of West Interlake)

In 1906, Swedish immigrant Jonas Erikson (1849-?) was the second settler to arrive at the new village of Eriksdale, in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. He was given the privilege of naming the town because the railway passed through his land. When he moved away in 1917, he donated his land to build a hospital and the town.

Erikson Monument

Erikson Monument (June 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.86826, W98.10912
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 12 May 2023

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