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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Turtle Mountain City (Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

In June 1881, the Rev. L. O. Armstrong from Emerson established a store and stopping place where the Boiler Trail crossed Waubeesh Creek south of Whitewater Lake. The following year, a post office opened at the site and was named Turtle Mountain City. The community, in what would become the Rural Municipality of Morton and later the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton, waned within a single year, being supplanted by Waubeesh less than a mile to the north.

Advertisement for Turtle Mountain City

Advertisement for Turtle Mountain City (1881)
Source: Winnipeg Times, 7 January 1881

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.18289, W100.24334
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Waubeesh Town Site (Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

Sources:

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Turtle Mountain City, Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Heritage Association.

We thank Ken Storie for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2020

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