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Manitoba History No. 88
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tent Town Monument (Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

A monument at a public campground near Minitonas, in the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, was erected in 1967 to commemorate a pioneer “tent town” that existed near here between 1898 and 1899. Some residents included Douglas Durkin, Peter McKay, and Hugh Harley. A second monument to the south is believed to be nearer the actual town site.

Minitonas Tent Town

View of the Minitonas Tent Town (circa 1899)
Source: Swan Valley Historical Society

Tent Town Monument

Map of the Minitonas Tent Town, drawn by Ethel Harley, daughter of Hugh Harley (1898-1899)
Source: Lasting Impressions: Historical Sketches of the Swan River Valley, Swan Valley Historical Society, 1984, page 70.

Tent Town Monument

Tent Town Monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N52.08514, W101.07226
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tent Town Monument (Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

Sources:

Lasting Impressions: Historical Sketches of the Swan River Valley, Swan Valley Historical Society, 1984.

We thank Nonni Jonsson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2016

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