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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Baie St. Paul Cemetery (RM of St. Francois Xavier)

This cemetery in the Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier commemorates cleric Georges Antoine Belcourt (1803-1874) who established the agricultural mission of St. Paul on the Assiniboine River near here where, for 15 years, he lived among local Aboriginal people. His fluency in the Saulteaux language enabled him to become their confidant and advisor. A commemorative plaque was erected here by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba.

Belcourt memorial monument in the cemetery

Belcourt memorial monument in the cemetery (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.015713, W97.745285
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Georges Antoine Belcourt (1803-1874)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba / Manitoba Heritage Council


Georges-Antoine Belcourt, Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques

We thank Shirley Christianson for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 February 2021

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