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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Thompson Family Rest Site (101 Elizabeth Street, Shoal Lake)

This site in the village of Shoal Lake is a portion of the fomer Thompson homestead, designated in 1988 as a municipal historic site. In 1881, Matthew W. Thompson arrived in the area and became known as the “Father of Shoal Lake.” He served as its first postmaster (1886-1902), built the first hall and rink, donated part of his homestead to establish a rail line, and sold other portions of his property for local business and residential development. Several members of his family are buried here and a monument was erected using funds provided by the Shoal Lake Historical Society and the Manitoba Heritage Federation.

Thompson Family Rest Site

Thompson Family Rest Site (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.43907, W100.59960
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Matthew W. Thompson (c1830-?)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Thompson Family Rest Site, 101 Elizabeth Street, Shoal Lake, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2013

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