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Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Sod Turning Monument (Municipality of Grandview)

A fieldstone monument in the Municipality of Grandview was erected by the municipality in 1970 to commemorate Manitoba’s centenary. It marks the site of the first breaking of sod in the municipality, in May 1890, by Joseph Leitch and William Martin.

First Sod Turning Monument

First Sod Turning Monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.10359, W100.67181
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Home Monument (Municipality of Grandview)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2021

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