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Historic Sites of Manitoba: W. D. Halliday - First Homesteader (RM of Lac du Bonnet)

In 1900, at the age of 26, W. D. Halliday canoed down the Whitemouth and Winnipeg rivers and claimed the land upon which this cairn is situated. He filed the first homestead in Lac du Bonnet. He passed on the land to his son, J. A. Halliday, and it remains the property of the Halliday family. This cairn was first erected on 18 July 1970 by the Lac du Bonnet Boy Scout Troop as their Manitoba Centennial project. It was restored in 1995 by the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet.

Halliday Homestead Monument

Halliday Homestead Monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.28014, W96.01975
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2021

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