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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Newdale Post Office (RM of Oakview)

This site in the Rural Municipality of Oakview (NE30-15-20W) was the location of the community of Newdale before the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. It was named by settler John L. Cook who arrived here from Ontario in 1878, and operated the Cook Brothers Trading Post from 1878 to 1885. It was also the site of the Newdale post office from 1881 to 1885, and Newdale School from 1883 to 1905. When the community moved to its present site (8-16-20W, in what was then the Rural Municipality of Harrison), a school established there was called Harrison School No. 431. This name caused confusion so, in 1917, the original Newdale School was renamed Oldale School and Harrison School became Newdale School.

Newdale Post Office commemorative sign

Newdale Post Office commemorative sign (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Newdale Post Office commemorative sign

Newdale Post Office commemorative sign (August 2019)
Source: Lorna Clark

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.30935, W100.20782
denoted by symbol on the map above


Geographical Names of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Conservation, c2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Lorna Clark.

Page revised: 17 August 2019

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