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

The Province of Manitoba was created by the proclamation of the Manitoba Act on 15 July 1870. Among the concessions granted to the inhabitants of the Red River Settlement were provision for separate schools, a guarantee of 1,400,000 acres of land for the European-Aboriginal inhabitants in recognition of aboriginal title to the land, a constitution similar to the old provinces, government by a Legislative Council and Assembly, and representation in the House of Commons. The eastern boundary of this province began at a point 96 degrees West of Greenwich, just west of this site.

This monument was erected on 31 October 2000 by the Lac du Bonnet Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee.

Postage Stamp Province 1870 Plaque (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.28369, W95.99881
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Assiniboia Boundary 1811 (Lac du Bonnet)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg River (Lac du Bonnet)

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

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

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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