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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Biffie Burn Monument (Bowsman, Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

This monument in the village of Bowsman, in the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, marks the site where, on 31 December 1966, outdoor toilets (known colloquially as “biffies”) were burned to commemorate Canadian Confederation in 1967, and the construction of a new sewer service in the community. The monument was unveiled on 1 July 1970 for Manitoba’s centenary.

Biffie Burn Monument

Outhouses are rounded up to be burned at Bowsman (December 1966)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0021

Biffie Burn Monument

Burning biffies at Bowsman (31 December 1966)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0020

Biffie Burn Monument

Biffie Burn Monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N52.23504, W101.21320
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 December 2016

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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