Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wolseley Elm Plaque (980 Palmerston Avenue, Winnipeg)
This plaque is located beside an elm tree in the plaza just east of Robert A. Steen Community Centre at 980 Palmerston Avenue. It commemorates the surrounding of a large elm tree that was slated for demolition by neighbourhood women on 19 September 1957. The tree, which grew in the middle of Wolseley Avenue, was saved. The plaque was dedicated to the community’s “unsung” heroes on 22 October 1995.
“Wild women win – Juba breaks law to save tree,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1957, page 1.
Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1995-1996, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 39.
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: 20 April 2019
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