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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Selkirk Wheat Monument (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 Rupertsland. It commemorates the earliest planting in the Selkirk Settlement, established by Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, in 1812.

Selkirk Wheat Monument

Selkirk Wheat Monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

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

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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.

Information for this page was collected and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2014

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