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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Landseer Monument (Landseer, RM of Victoria)

A monument on the north side of Highway #2, between Holland and Cypress River in the Rural Municipality of Victoria, was dedicated in 2000 at the former site of the hamlet of Landseer. The Canadian Pacific Railway established a stopping point here in 1904 and probably named it after British painter, sculptor and engraver Sir Edwin H. Landseer (1802-1873). At one time, two grain elevators were located on the south side of the highway, one operated by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company and the other affiliated with Manitoba Pool Elevators. The Landseer post office opened in 1937 and closed in 1962.

Visitors should sign the guest book inside a case beside the monument.

Agents / Buyers (Manitoba Pool)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1930

Allen Fraser “Tobie” Sutherland (1899-1962)

1930-1931

E. Morfitt

1931-1935

H. Jarman

1935-1940

James H. Murray

1940-1942

S. G. Dack

1942-1946

H. C. Johnson

1946-1953

F. J. Gunnlaugson

1953-1966

James Alexander Matchett

1966-1971

William Henry “Bill” Ruddock (1914-1985)

Photos & Coordinates

Landseer commemorative monument

Landseer commemorative monument (June 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Landseer commemorative monument

Landseer commemorative monument (May 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.57608, W98.97219
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [William Henry Ruddock], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1985, page 36.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2021

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