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Manitoba History No. 89
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Manitoba Communities: Alexander (Unincorporated Village, RM of Whitehead)

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A post office opened at this location in 1882. Known initially as Pulteney, it was renamed Alexander Station in 1885 and truncated to Alexander in 1891. It was allegedly named for early homesteader Alexander Speers but an alternate explanation is that it commemorates the middle name of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald.

Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Alexander.

Sources:

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 August 2018

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