Winnipeg


Winnipeg
   Capital of the province of Manitoba. Founded about 1862. In the summer of that year "the first attempt was made to establish a place of business on the highway at the spot where the Assiniboine and Red River tracks meet close to the boundary of the Hudson's Bay Company's land reserve" (Hargrave's Red River). Incorporated in 1873. Its early growth was very slow and the city suffered for years from the effects of an ill-timed boom. The first decade of the twentieth century, however, brought rapid and substantial growth,
   Index: D Becomes centre of western department of Hudson's Bay Company. 265.
   Bib.: Hargrave, Red River; Bryce, Manitoba; Ency. Brit.; Ency. Amer.

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