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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Red River Ox Cart (Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg)

This sculpture by Roman Ivan Kowal, one and a half time life-size, shows a classic Red River ox cart, used as the basic form of land transportation throughout Western Canada in the 19th century. It was presented to the citizens of Winnipeg in November 1974, as a centennial gift from a local investment firm, and is presently located near the intersection of Corydon Avenue and Conservatory Drive in Assiniboine Park.

Red River Ox Cart

Red River Ox Cart (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86770, W97.22977
denoted by symbol on the map above


[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1974, page 13.

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: 9 December 2019

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