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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan McLennan (1861-?)


Born at Kincardine, Ontario on 31 August 1861, son of Donald McLennan and Mary McKan, he was educated locally then worked in a mine for two years before, in August 1881, coming to Winnipeg. He worked in a survey party for two years then, from 1883 to 1891, he farmed near Portage la Prairie. In the latter year he moved to Minnedosa where, in partnership with J. F. Rea, he operated the Grand Central Hotel until 1904 when the partners erected the Tremont Hotel. He was a member of the IOOF (Portage Lodge No. 3).


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2008

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