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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (RM of Alexander)

Near the site of this marker was the original northern boundary of the Province of Manitoba. On 15 July 1870, Manitoba officially became a Canadian province. It then measured about 130 miles east to west and 110 miles north to south, with an area of 13,928 square miles. Its size and shape gave it the nickname “the Postage Stamp Province”. The boundaries were later expanded in 1881 and 1912.

Postage Stamp Province 1870 Plaque (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.13020, W99.00994
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (Gladstone)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (Lac du Bonnet)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (RM of Lansdowne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (Mariapolis, RM of Lorne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (RM of Louise)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (RM of Piney)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (RM of St. Laurent)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Postage Stamp Province 1870 (Winnipeg Beach)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Manitoba Plaque

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 July 2012

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