Paper Cities

The Manitoba Boom of 1881 - 82 saw many attempts to profit from speculation about which location would be the next big thing. Southwestern Manitoba was home to a few of these Paper Cities - Some did become real towns, most didn't.

Dobbyn City




Mountain City

Rapid City

Turtle Mountain City

Souris City

These stories and much more available at:


These clippings are cropped, organized and presented in what I hope is a user-friendly form.
They are the tip of the iceberg.
The original resources are from from the amazing  searchable newspaper archive that Manitobia has assembled.