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Historic Sites of Manitoba: International Peace Garden

The International Peace Garden, located on the international border near the towns of Dunseith, North Dakota, and Boissevain, Manitoba, was originally conceived in 1928 by Dr. Henry J. Moore, a horticulturist and teacher from Islington, Ontario. Over 50,000 people attended its dedication ceremony on 14 July 1932 and physical development of the site began two years later.

Over the decades, a number of structures have been built on the Gardens’ 2,339-acre site. They include a Peace Chapel (1970) that straddles the Canada-US border, the Carillon Bell Tower (1976), a 37-metre-tall Peace Tower (1982), a 9-11 Memorial consisting of ten steel girders from the former World Trade Center (2002), and a 17,600 square foot Interpretive Centre (2010).

International Peace Gardens

Postcard giving an aerial view of the International Peace Garden,
with Canada at left and USA at right
(circa 1960s)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0050.

International Peace Gardens

International Peace Gardens (2011)
Source: Christian Cassidy

International Peace Gardens

International Peace Tower (2011)
Source: Christian Cassidy

Site Location (lat/long): N49.00000, W100.05432
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

A Border Vision: The International Peace Garden by Charles Thomsen
Manitoba History, Number 31, Spring 1996

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boundary Cairn (International Peace Garden)

International Peace Garden, Canada - USA

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Christian Cassidy.

Page revised: 13 January 2012

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