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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Selkirk Wheat Monument (Meade Street North, Winnipeg)

Near this spot on 7 October 1812, Miles Macdonell, the governor of Assiniboia, helped to plant the bushel and a half of wheat which he had brought from Scotland. This plaque, located in Joseph Zuken Heritage Park, was dedicated in October 1987 by the Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land. It commemorates the earliest planting in the Selkirk Settlement, established by Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, in 1812.

Selkirk Wheat commemorative monument

Selkirk Wheat commemorative monument (July 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90712, W97.12920
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: The Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land


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: 7 May 2023

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