This site is the former location of the village of Totogan in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone. Extreme flooding of the area in 1881 and 1882 led to its abandonment. A railway spur line to the west side of the Whitemud River, near this site, was used into the early 20th century to offload gypsum brought down Lake Manitoba from a mine near The Narrows.
Aerial view of the former Totogan town site, established where the Rat Creek in the foreground entered the Whitemud River in the background. Lake Manitoba is visible in the back right corner of the photo. (September 2005)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.206305, W98.571883
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba
Some Settlement Patterns in the Area of Portage la Prairie by Norman J. Williamson
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 22, Number 3, Spring 1977
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 November 2019
Historic Sites of Manitoba
This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.
SEARCH the collection
Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other
Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.
Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.