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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Strategically located at the junction of two major rivers which form part of a vast continental network, this spot has witnessed many of the key events of Western Canadian history. This was a traditional native stopping place and for this reason La Vérendrye erected Fort Rouge near here in 1738. It has been a centre for trade and exploration, a focus for the first permanent European settlement in the Canadian West, cradle of the province of Manitoba, nucleus of the City of Winnipeg, a hub of rail and road transport, and the gateway for the settlement of the prairies. In 1974, a plaque was placed at this site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88908, W97.12817
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Sources:

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2011

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