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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Layng’s Ford Monument (RM of Langford)

This monument in the Rural Municipality of Langford, on the east side of Boggy Creek on the southeast quarter of 25-13-15 west of the Principal Meridian, commemorates the homestead of early settler John Hamilton Layng. During the 1880s, it was a stopping place for travellers along the trail between Carberry and Neepawa. They crossed the creek at a point one quarter mile further west at one of the few spots with a firm creek bottom. This “Layng’s Ford” eventually contracted to Langford, the name chosen in 1890 for the newly created municipality.

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Layng’s Ford Monument (August 2012)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Location (lat/long): N50.12401, W99.38534
denoted by symbol on the map above


Information for this page was collected by Allan Drysdale and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 April 2014

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