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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wakopa Monument (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

A monument, dedicated on 3 July 1960, is located at the former site of the village of Wakopa in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. A trading post and junction point on the old Boundary Commission Trail, Wakopa was also the site of the first grist mill in the municipality. The municipal council held its first meeting here on 13 January 1883. For a twenty-year period in the early 20th century, it hosted a station of the Great Northern Railway between North Dakota and Brandon.

Wakopa commemorative monument

Wakopa commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.07257, W99.84095
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Wakopa Cemetery / Henderson Family Cemetery (Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harrison Mill and Grain Elevator (Holmfield, Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2020

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