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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rea Siding Marker (Municipality of Prairie View)

This sign in the Municipality of Prairie View marks the former site of Rea Siding. Establed on the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, it was named for Winnipeg bank manager Simon Rea, fitting the alphabetical sequence of names along the route. The site was originally intended as a divisional point but an inadequate local water supply doomed these plans. Instead, the point was moved 35 miles eastward and named Rivers.

Rea Siding Marker

Rea Siding Marker (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.15365, W100.96620
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2021

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