Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pine to Palm Highway Plaque (Pembina Highway, Winnipeg)

With the completion of the Provincial Trunk Highway No. 75, a continuous roadway was created between Winnipeg and New Orleans, Louisiana, known as the Pine to Palm Highway (today's Lord Selkirk Highway), or the Jefferson Highway in the United States. Since that time, two motorcades from Winnipeg have travelled the entire route, stopping in all major cities and towns along the way to publicize the existence of the highway. The first cavalcade, led by Winnipeg Mayor Lt. Col. Ralph Webb and officials of the Winnipeg Tribune, left Winnipeg on 23 January 1926. The second cavalcade of volunteer Winnipeg citizens, led by Mayor Stephen Juba, departed from near this spot on 3 April 1957. During this second trip, municipal officials along the route were inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt.

This monument, which marks the northern end of the Pine to Palm Highway, was erected on 12 November 1974 by the Royal Trust Company, commemorating its 75th anniversary and the City of Winnipeg Centennial.

Pine to Palm Highway commemorative plaque

Pine to Palm Highway commemorative plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85689, W97.15208
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Woods and Water Route Monument (RM of Rosser)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Jefferson Highway


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2020

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