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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


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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