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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Development Centre Cemetery (RM of Portage la Prairie)

This cemetery located just north of Portage la Prairie on Highway 240 contains a monument, erected in June 1972 by the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire, that commemorates local veterans of the Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa.

Manitoba Development Centre Cemetery

Manitoba Development Centre Cemetery (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Development Centre Cemetery

Manitoba Development Centre Cemetery (October 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.99899, W98.28681
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Home for Incurables / Home for the Aged and Infirm / Manitoba School for Mental Defectives / Manitoba School for Retardates / Manitoba Development Centre (3rd Street NE, Portage la Prairie)

“A Very Serious Matter”: The Manitoba Government’s Institution for People with Intellectual Disability by Mary Horodyski
Prairie History, Number 1, Winter 2020

Sources:

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2020

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