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Hamilton stood at the top of the Moissouri Trail as it rose from the Pembina Valley.

Community Histories

Archaeology in the Rock and Pelican Lake Area of South Central Manitoba

Chris Vickers completed a series of archaeological digs in the Mound Builder and Assiniboine sites in Southern Manitoba between 1940 and 1950.

These reports were prepared for the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba and are now in the collection of the University of Manitoba.


    Historical Atlas of Manitoba

    Historical Atlas of Manitoba

    Table of Contents and Preface

    by John Warkentin and Richard I. Ruggles

    Over the next few months we will be uploading high definitions of the atlas page by page to preserve the depth of detail of the maps contained in the atlas. For the moment, the atlas is available in a chapter by chapter format. 



      Manitoba Buffalo Hunting Trails (1880)

      This short article outlines the two best known trails used by the buffalo hunters as they wended their way from the Red River Settlement to the Missouri for the annual buffalo hunt.


        Veterans' Experience & War Effort

        North-West Mounted Police - Route Map 1874-75

        Map published in conjunction with 'The North-West Mounted Police 1873-1893. Vol.1 by John Peter Turner.


          Family Narratives

          Handford - Conner Family Photos - Kathy Conner

          A collection of photos from 1890 to 1954 taken and collected by Ida Handford Conner which chronicle their lives in the Hamilton/Snowflake district and at Conner Bridge in Southern Manitoba.


            Memoirs & Memories

            Windsor Lynne E - A Memoir (1910)

            A memoir of life in the McKenzie District of Southern Manitoba.


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