Forks of the Red and Assiniboine

Forks of the Red and Assiniboine (HM20C0)

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C Division No. 11
Country: Canada
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N 49° 53.345', W 97° 7.686'

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Strategically located at the junction of two major rivers which form part of a vast continental network, this spot has witnessed many of the key events of Western Canadian history. This was a traditional native stopping place and for this reason La Verendrye erected Fort Rouge near here in 1738. It is been a center for trade and exploration, a focus for the first permanent European settlement in the Canadian West, cradle of the province of Manitoba, nucleus of the city of Winnipeg, a hub of rail and road transport, and the gateway for the settlement of the prairies.
HM NumberHM20C0
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14U E 634457 N 5527978
Decimal Degrees49.88908333, -97.12810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 53.345', W 97° 7.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 53' 20.7" N, 97° 7' 41.16" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 River Walk, Winnipeg Manitoba R3C, CA
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