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Historic Sites of Manitoba: John Taylor Plaque (RM of Headingley)

John Taylor bought this land in the Rural Municipality of Headingley from the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1856. He or member of his family have occupied and farmed it ever since. He was the first school teacher in this community, from 1854 to 1856, was elected a delegate to the convention of 1869 and to the Provincial Government of 1870. He was twice elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and, in 1879, he served as Minister of Agriculture. He was elected to the first council of the Rural Municipality of Assiniboia in 1880 and was a leader in the religious, educational and public life of the community.

A commemorative stone and plaque was erected at N49.87024, W97.40433 in September 1971. It was moved near the Assiniboine River when the site was re-developed as high-density residential property.

Taylor commemorative plaque

Taylor commemorative plaque (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Taylor commemorative plaque

Taylor commemorative plaque (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86939, W97.40432
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2021

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