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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fossil Elephants of Manitoba Plaque (Birds Hill Provincial Park, RM of Springfield)

A monument along a trail in Birds Hill Provincial Park, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, commemorates the discoveries of mammoth and mastodon teeth, bones, and ivory tusk fragments in Manitoba. Such finds from these long-extinct species have been located around southern Manitoba, largely in gravel quarries, including those in the immediate area around the park. This plaque was unveiled in 1990 by the Manitoba Heritage Council.

Fossil Elephants of Manitoba Plaque

Fossil Elephants of Manitoba Plaque (July 2016)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N50.01836, W96.87834
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 August 2018

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