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 (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Manitoba Development Centre Cemetery (October 2020)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.99899, W98.28681
denoted by symbol on the map above
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
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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