The Souris Mouth Posts

Fort Ellice

The Alpha Revisited

Grand Valley

Currie's Landing & The Brandon Rapids

Old Millford

The Alexander Reid Letters

Souris City

John Gregory's Mill

The R.M. of Argyle

General Rosser's Legacy

Brandon in 1881

The Brandon, Saskatchewan and Hudson's  Bay Railway

About This Project

This is a series of stand-alone articles reflecting patterns and events relating to the  European settlement of Western Manitoba.  I have linked them in a loosely chronological sequence, though they certainly  don't need to be read that way.

The time period is essentially the "Manitoba Boom" of early
the 1880's, with necessary explorations into the events that set the stage as well as
those that flowed from the initial rush.

It is important to recognize that historians have developed a habit of referring to the "settlement era", when what they really mean is settlement of the area by people of  European ancestry, for agricultural purposes.

Of course, this region, like much of North and South America, has been "settled" for about 12000 years. 

Ken Storie