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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lucas Post Office / Campbell Family Monument (Municipality of Prairie View)

A metal sign marks the former site of the Lucas post office in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View. Established in April 1884, it operated under postmaster Francis Augustus “Frank” Campbell (1857-1916) until closing in May 1913. A stone monument commemorates Campbell and his family who, in 1882, established a homesteaded at NE20-14-25W.

Lucas Post Office Sign

Lucas Post Office Sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Campbell family monument

Campbell family monument (July 2020)
Source: Audrey & Duncan Waddell

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.21101, W100.85983
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration [Francis Augustus Campbell], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Post Office and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

We thank Audrey & Duncan Waddell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 November 2020

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