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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pendennis Monument (Municipality of Riverdale)

A monument in the Municipality of Riverdale, constructed in August 1996, marks the location of the community of Pendennis. Established in 1903 and named by the federal government for a character in the 19th century novel The History of Pendennis, Pendennis hosted a station on the CPR Lenore Subdivision. Its post office closed in 1937 and the last vestige was gone by March 1964, when the Manitoba Pool grain elevator was destroyed by fire. The remaining buildings from Pendennis were moved to the Chapman Museum.

Agents / Buyers (Manitoba Pool)


Agent / Buyer


C. R. White




C. R. White


D. K. Robbins




G. W. Woods

Photos & Maps


View of Pendennis showing the grain elevator, livestock loading shoot, and train station (1950s)
Source: James Frank


Pendennis post office and general store, with proprietor Charles Fox and his pony Daisy (no date)
Source: James Frank

Pendennis Monument

Pendennis Monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97522, W100.18166
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chapman Museum (RM of Daly)


“Pendennis district has cairn as a tribute,” Rivers Banner, 26 August 1996, page 1.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank James Frank for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 September 2016

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