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Brandon 125th Anniversary Commemorated

7 November 2007

A special issue of Manitoba History magazine commemorating the 125th anniversary of the City of Brandon, prepared by the Manitoba Historical Society, will be launched at a ceremony in Brandon.

Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Site: "Gathering Space" Main Floor, John E. Robbins Library, Brandon University, 270 - 18th Street, Brandon
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Refreshments courtesy John E. Robbins Library

This special issue of Manitoba History includes an in-depth look at the Alien Detention Camp operated during the First World War at Brandon's Winter Fair Building; an account of the Baptist origins of Brandon College; a geographical history of the city's beverage rooms and breweries; insight into the 1960s founding of the Brandon Friendship Centre; a profile of Thomas Lafayette Rosser, the Confederate Army General who founded Brandon; excerpts from the unpublished autobiography of late Brandon teacher and historian Martin Kavanagh; and letters from Soviet Moscow written by a native Brandonite. The issue is richly illustrated, including a set of historical Brandon postcards reproduced in full colour with the financial assistance of the Whitehead Foundation for Western Manitoba Inc. It was compiled by guest editor Tom Mitchell, an archivist and historian at Brandon University, and Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, Past President of the Manitoba Historical Society.

Table of Contents of Brandon 125th issue.

The Honourable John Harvard, Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba and Patron of the Manitoba Historical Society, is pleased that Brandon is commemorated by this special issue. He notes that "Brandon has often been described as one of the best places in Canada to work, play, do business, own a home and raise a family. It is a delightfully scenic and highly sophisticated city, large enough to offer everything one needs and small enough that most people know their neighbours."

Copies of the Brandon 125th commemorative issue of Manitoba History are available at bookstores in Brandon and Winnipeg.

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