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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sigtryggur Jónasson Monument (53 Reggie Leach Road East, Riverton, Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

A bronze statue of immigration agent and politician Sigtryggur Jonasson, described as the “Father of New Iceland,” was erected in Riverton in October 2012. A plaque was erected at the site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Advisory Board of Canada, recognizing Jonasson as a person of national historic significance.

Sigtryggur Jónasson commemorative monument

Sigtryggur Jónasson commemorative monument (2013)
Source: Village of Riverton

Sigtryggur Jónasson commemorative monument

Sigtryggur Jónasson commemorative monument (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.99789, W96.99402
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Sigtryggur Jónasson (1852-1942)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Sources:

We thank Kim Furgala and George Penner for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2020

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