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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Snowflake Cairn (RM of Pembina)

Erected for Manitoba’s centenary in 1970, this cairn east of the village of Snowflake in the Rural Municipality of Pembina commemorates early settlers to this area, who named it Snowflake and established a town called Hamilton on the Missouri Trail northwest of here. It also commemorates Snowflake School No. 283 (which operated at this site from 1884 to March 1910, when it merged with Prairie City School to form Snowflake Consolidated School No. 1111), the area’s first Methodist Church (which operated nearby from 1881 to 1906), and an Orange Hall which, in 1884, was situated in the northeast quarter of 16-1-9W, southwest of this location.

Snowflake Cairn (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.04516, W98.60407
denoted by symbol on the map above


One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2012

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