Manitoba Communities: Alexander (Rural Municipality)
There are at least two explanations for the name of this municipality. One is that the name was selected by the Canadian Pacific Railway, which arrived in the area in 1882, after early homesteader Alexander Speers Speers. Another is that is named for the middle name of first Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald.
Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Alexander:
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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