Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Canadian Prairies
The Path of Time
"The Path of Time" celebrates the procession of history at The Forks that continues to the present. The tools used to shape the Prairies - stone axes, scythes, locomotives, steam tractors, computers - are reflected, each in turn, on the limestone centerpiece as the sun crosses the sky. The upper row of images is illuminated by the summer sun; the lower by the spring and autumn sun.
The Forks has been a place of human endeavour and growth for thousands of years, but the past century has seen the most rapid changes in the character of the site and of Western Canada. Prairie grain farmers played a vital role in building western society and economy. The first shipment of grain left The Forks in 1883. Since then, the determined efforts of these pioneers have made Canada one of the world's major grain producers and exporters.
During the same dynamic period, hundreds of thousands of immigrants arrived in Winnipeg on the newly constructed railways. They helped create the fascinating cultural diversity characteristic of Western Canada today.
Erected by Canadian Parks Service.
Location. 49° 53.355′ N, 97° 7.709′ W. Marker is in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Touch for map. Marker is located on a walking path
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forks of the Red and Assiniboine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Creation of Manitoba (within shouting distance of this marker); The Five Saint Boniface Cathedrals (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Canadian Northern Railway Freight Lift Bridge, East Yard (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Twin Oaks (approx. 21.1 kilometers away); St. Andrew’s Rectory (approx. 22.5 kilometers away); St. Andrews Anglican Church (approx. 22.5 kilometers away); St. Andrews Caméré Curtain Dam (approx. 25.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnipeg.
Categories. • Agriculture • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.