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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Silver Fox Estates Monument (Bird’s Hill, RM of East St. Paul)

A monument in the village of Bird’s Hill, in the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul, commemorates the Winnipeg Silver Fox Farm, which from 1922 to 1970 raised silver foxes here as a source of fur. The surrounding land was originally owned by Curtis James Bird. In the early 1870s, it was purchased by the Canadian Pacific Railway and subsequent users have included the CPR, City of Winnipeg, Building Products and Bird’s Hill Grave & Stone Ltd. A quarry supplied railroad, road and building materials for over 100 years. It has been restored and rehabilitated for use as a residential neighbourhood.

Silver Fox Estates Monument

Silver Fox Estates Monument (2011)
Source: Peter McLure

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97668, W97.00439
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Sven Ivar Julias Klintberg (1889-1944)


“Manitoba’s fur industry forges ahead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 December 1933, page 44.

MHM Silverfox Estates - Birds Hill MB, Waymarking.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Peter McLure and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2017

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