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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye Plaque (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Between 1731 and 1743 La Vérendrye, a native of Trois-Rivières, supervised the construction of a series of fur trade posts west of Lake Superior. To secure the trade of the resident Cree, Ojibwa and Assiniboine Indians he and his sons built, among others, Fort Rouge here at the Forks and Fort La Reine (now Portage la Prairie) on the Assiniboine. These postes du nord were intended to help finance the search for the western sea as well as to cut off the inland fur trade of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Discouraged by the lack of official support for his exploration work, La Vérendrye retired to Montreal in 1744. This plaque was erected here in 2002 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye

Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88667, W97.12828
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye Plaque (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Verendrye Monument (Legislative Building)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Verendrye Park / Red River Settlement (Winnipeg)

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

Sources:

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2011

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

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Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

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