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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alexander Morris Plaque (Morris)

This monument, erected in the Town of Morris in 1975 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada commemorates Alexander Morris (1826-1889), for whom the Town of Morris is named. Born in Perth, Upper Canada (now Ontario), Morris was elected to the Canadian Legislature in 1861. He strongly assisted the Confederation movement and helped to forge the Great Coalition of 1864. Morris worked for twenty-five years to extend and then to consolidate Canada’s hold over the West. He was Manitoba’s first Chief Justice in 1872, but resigned to become the second Lieutenant-Governor of the province and of the North West Territories. As Indian Commissioner (1873-76), he successfully negotiated five Indian treaties ceding most of the prairie to the Crown. He died at Toronto. The cairn is on the grounds of the Morris & District Centennial Museum.

Alexander Morris Plaque (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.35069, W97.36414
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2011

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

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Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

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