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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hoffnungsfeld Pioneers Monument (Winkler)

This monument in Bethel Heritage Park in Winkler commemorates a group of Mennonites who, in 1876, emigrated from Russia to Canada. This group, whose names are listed on the monument, settled in a village they called Hoffnungsfeld (“Field of Hopefulness”) about one mile west of this site. When the Canadian Pacific Railway opened a siding at Winkler, some of these settlers moved closer to the railway. This monument was erected by the Winkler Heritage Society on 17 September 2000.

Hoffnungsfeld pioneers commemorative monument

Hoffnungsfeld pioneers commemorative monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.17809, W97.93956
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Warkentin (1850-1948)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2019

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