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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Springfield Grain Growers Monument (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

A stone monument in Dugald, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, was erected in July 1967 by the Springfield Agricultural Society. It commemorates the first shipment of wheat from Manitoba, aboard a Red River steamboat, on 21 October 1876, by farmers Robert Black, D. McDonald, Alex Gibson, F. Dick, and John Speer. The shipment of 857 bushels of Red Fife wheat was consigned by Higgins & Young of Winnipeg to Steele Brothers of Toronto, Ontario.

Springfield Grain Growers Monument

Springfield Grain Growers Monument (March 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88610, W96.84028
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 25 March 2019

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