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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Souris City Town Site (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

In 1881, this site in the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa was surveyed as a town site by J. W. Vaughan. It was eventually abandoned in favour of Wawanesa.

The former hotel from Souris City at right after it was moved across the Souris River and renovated into a private residence

The former hotel from Souris City at right after it was moved across the Souris River and renovated into a private residence (no date)
Source: Oakland Echoes, 1879-1970 by J. B. Rome, 1970. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

The former Souris City site, in the lower left corner of this aerial view

The former Souris City site, in the lower left corner of this aerial view (circa 2005)
Source: Ken Storie

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.56876, W99.73512
denoted by symbol on the map above

This list of Souris City residents around 1881 is drawn from Rome (1970), page 156.

Resident

Occupation

John Ellridge

Carpenter

George Haighs

Blacksmith

Dr. Aubrey Husband

Physician

Richard Kinley

Hotelkeeper

Rev. Kelly

Presbyterian cleric

Thomas Nickel

Postmaster

Mary Nichol

School teacher

Sam Wilkes

General store

Rev. Robinson

Methodist cleric

See also:

Souris City, False Starts by Ken Storie.

Sources:

Souris City by Clifford R. McFadden, Manitoba Pageant, Volume 17, Number 3, Winter 1972

Oakland Echoes, 1879-1970 by J. B. Rome, 1970. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

We thank Ken Storie for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 June 2020

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