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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moberly Town Site (Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

In 1882, promoters began to entoll the virtues of Moberly, on the southwest shore of Whitewater Lake, in what would become the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester. Its founder, Benjamin B. Johnson of Emerson, saw Moberly as a future resort town. A detailed town plan was created and lots were offered for sale but it never materialized. Johnson was charged with “taking money under false pretences.” He agreed to pay back $4,000 to purchasers. The plan was cancelled formally in 1920.

Plat map of the Moberly town site

Plat map of the Moberly town site (circa 1882)
Source: Boissevain - Morton Archives

Road to the Moberly town site

Road to the Moberly town site (no date)
Source: Ken Storie

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.20456, W100.39161
denoted by symbol on the map above


Moberly, Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Heritage Association.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Ken Storie.

Page revised: 19 February 2021

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