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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mennonite Memorial Landing Site (RM of Ritchot)

A monument at the confluence of the Rat River and Red River, in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot, commemorates the arrival of the first group of Mennonite settlers in western Canada on 1 August 1874.

Entrance to Mennonite Memorial Landing Site

Entrance to Mennonite Memorial Landing Site (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Mouth of the Rat River flowing into the Red River

Mouth of the Rat River flowing into the Red River (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Mennonite Memorial Landing Site commemorative monument

Mennonite Memorial Landing Site commemorative monument (July 1995)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.58806, W97.13767
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shantz Monument (RM of Hanover)

Sources:

This page was prepared by George Penner and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 3 December 2020

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