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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wiggins Family Monument (Municipality of Prairie View)

A monument in the Municipality of Prairie View was erected in 1988 to commemorate the Wiggins family, who homesteaded at SW18-13-25W since 1882. In 1902, William John Wiggins (1881-1959) purchased the site of the monument from his grandmother and, with his wife Minnie Tate Ford (1889-1969), farmed here from 1913 to 1959.

Wiggins Family Monument

Wiggins Family Monument (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.09413, W100.89696
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brighton School No. 1192 (Municipality of Prairie View)

Sources:

Obituary [John Wiggins], Miniota Herald, 30 April 1959, page 1.

Obituary [Mrs. John Wiggins], Miniota Herald, 21 August 1969, page 4.

We thank Mark Tennant for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 May 2021

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