Manitoba Communities: Portage la Prairie (City)
This municipality was formed around a community that dates from before 1870, at a place where boats on the Assiniboine River were taken out and portaged [carried] over the prairie to Lake Manitoba to the north.
Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Portage la Prairie:
Manitoba Gazette, 1887-1959. Manitoba Legislative Library.
Portage la Prairie, 1870-1970 by Anne M. Collier, 1970.
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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