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No. 87


This Old
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Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Manitoba Communities: Gilbert Plains (Municipality)

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In 1884, Glenlyon Campbell rode his horse over the Riding Mountains and viewed what is now known as the Gilbert Plains. He found a couple living in a small log house, one of whom was Gilbert Ross, a Metis trapper for whom the area is named.

Present Status

Municipality of Gilbert Plains (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains (30 March 1897)
Amalgamated
with Gilbert Plains (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Dauphin, Ethelbert, Grandview

Constituent Communities

Ashville, Dutton, Gilbert Plains, Halicz, Venlaw, Zoria

Land Area (square km)

1049.14

Population

Year

Total

1901

2241

1911

3196

1921

3963

1931

3461

1941

3439

1951

2860

1956

2523

1961

2299

1966

2047

1971

1769

1976

1491

1981

1377

1986

1270

1991

1071

1996

976

2001

862

2006

834

2011

812

2016

1470

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1897

Duncan Cameron (1863-1942)

1898-1901

?

1902

Robert Greenway

1903

T. Embleton Sr.

1904-1905

Robert Greenway

1906-1909

John Munroe Dow (1841-1911)

1910

Hugh F. Scott

1911

John Munroe Dow (1841-1911)

1912-1919

Robert Greenway

1920-1921

John Gray

1922

James Yuill

1923-1930

John Gray

1931-1946

James H. Mills

1947-1949

Stanley G. Metz

1950-1953

Harvey Yuill

1954-1977

Donald B. Randell

1978-2001

Morris W. Mazurkewich

2002-?

Larry Malowski

?-2014

James Michaluk

Memorable Manitobans

Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Gilbert Plains:

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Gilbert Plains.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Gilbert Plains.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2017

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