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This Old
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Manitoba Communities: Snowflake (Unincorporated Village, Municipality of Pembina)

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When the railway line into Snowflake was abandoned, the writing was on the wall for this small town in south-central Manitoba. Border Branch No. 207 of the Royal Canadian Legion, originally founded at Snowflake in 1947, surrendered its charter in 1986 and its war memorial, built in 1961, was moved to La Riviere in 2006. The Snowflake School closed in 1992 and the United Church closed in 1994. The village’s two forlorn-looking grain elevators, weathered street signs, and unmaintained roads and buildings bear testament to the gradual decline of this once-thriving farming community.

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Snowflake.

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 July 2017

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