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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lynch Party Monument (RM of Portage la Prairie)

This monument in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, situated in a privately owned campground at Lynch’s Point at the end of highway 242, commemorates a group of settlers from Middlesex County, Ontario who arrived in this area in 1871. Led by Walter Lynch, a group advocated a scientific approach to agriculture. They introduced the province’s first successful purebred stock—Leicester sheep. In 1873, Lynch brought in the first registered Shorthorn cattle. In 1906, he was named the first Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Manitoba Agricultural College.

Lynch Party Monument

Lynch Party Monument (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.24465, W98.57265
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Lynch (1835-1908)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2013

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