"SIR RODMOND P ROBLIN 1853-1937" - Picton, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 44° 07.752 W 077° 06.980
18T E 330692 N 4888400
Quick Description: Marker describing the life of Sir Rodmond P Roblin, an early Premier of the Province of Manitoba.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/17/2018 4:18:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMXYHV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
Views: 6

Long Description:
Marker is located outside the Roblin Homestead on Fish Lake Road, west of Highway 49.

Roblin was raised on this property, before moving west to Manitoba and entering provincial politics. He eventually became Premier of the Province of Manitoba and served with distinction.

Marker text reads:

Born and brought up on this property, purchased by his grandfather Levi Roblin in 1821, Rodman Roblin moved to Fort Garry (Winnipeg) in 1877. Elected as an Independent member to the Manitoba legislature in 1888, he was defeated in 1892. Roblin was re-elected in 1896 after joining the Conservatives, and that year became their provincial leader. The Conservatives were victorious in 1899 and Roblin succeeded H.J. Macdonald in October, 1900, as premier of Manitoba. His administration, 1900-1915, promoted the western grain trade, encouraged railway construction and by adding large northern territories more than doubled the size of the province. An outstanding leader in Manitoba's formative years, Roblin was knighted in 1912.
Address or location of plaque: Fish Point Road

Physical location of plaque: Village

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": The House, now a private residence, still stands.

This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'

Condition of sign: good

Is this a bilingual sign?: No !

A web-site for more details.: Not listed

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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