Pembina Crossing’s first resident, John E. Adamson, established a small store a few hundred yards from the Boundary Commission Trail’s crossing of the Pembina River. It soon became the Pembina Crossing Post Office and a well-known stopping house. In 1880 the land was purchased for a town site by Reverend L. O. Armstrong, rector of St. Luke’s Church of England in Emerson. The location is situated within the Rural Municipality of Pembina.
The actual crossing point is approximately 200 feet south of the bridge centre.
Pembina Crossing, south of Manitou (no date)
Source: Ed Grassick
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.14828, W98.56406
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Luke’s Pembina Crossing Anglican Church and Cemetery (Municipality of Pembina)
The Boundary Commission Trail and the North West Mounted Police: A Review of Site Development Progress by Graham MacDonald
Manitoba History, Number 19, Spring 1990
Dufferin: Then and Now
Manitoba History, Number 23, Spring 1992
Boundary Trail Heritage Region.
This page was prepared by Ed Grassick and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 November 2019
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