MHM St. Norbert - Winnipeg MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 49° 45.294 W 097° 08.624
14U E 633704 N 5513033
Quick Description: This Manitoba Historical Marker is just east of the small visitor centre at the St Norbert Provincial Heritage Park on Turnbull Drive in the St Norbert area of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 5/1/2012 9:43:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBDJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Marker Name: St Norbert / Saint-Norbert

Agency: The Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba

Languages: English, French

Location:
East of the small visitor centre
St Norbert Provincial Heritage Park
Turnbull Drive


Marker Text:
St. Norbert
The first inhabitant of this region were former employees of the fur companies who settled here, with their Métis families, between 1822-1825. Their main occupation remained for many years the buffalo hunt and prairie freighting with Red River carts. In 1857 Monsignor Taché established here a parish which he named St. Norbert in honour of Monsignor Norbert Provencher, first bishop of St. Boniface. Louis Riel and Monsignor Ritchot organized the resistance movement of 1869-1870 in this community.

Saint-Norbert
Les premier inhabitant de cette région furent d'anciens employés des compagnies de fourrures venus s'établir ici avec leurs familles métisses entre 1822 et 1825. Pendant de nombreuses années, ils continuèrent à se consacrer à la chasse aux bisons et au transport de marchandises à travers les prairies en charrettes de la Rivière Rouge. En 1857, Monseigneur Taché fonda ici une paroisse qu'il nomma Saint-Norbert en l'honneur de Monseigneur Norbert Provencher, premier évêque de Saint-Boniface. C'est ici aussi que Louis Riel et Monseigneur Ritchot organisérent le mouvement de la résistance de 1869-1870.


Website: [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca or mhs.mb.ca: Not listed

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