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Forks of the Red and Assiniboine

Fourche de la Rouge et de L'Assiniboine

 
 
Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 9, 2017
1. Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Marker
Inscription.
Strategically located at the junction of two major rivers which form part of a vast continental network, this spot has witnessed many of the key events of Western Canadian history. This was a traditional native stopping place and for this reason La Verendrye erected Fort Rouge near here in 1738. It is been a center for trade and exploration, a focus for the first permanent European settlement in the Canadian West, cradle of the province of Manitoba, nucleus of the city of Winnipeg, a hub of rail and road transport, and the gateway for the settlement of the prairies.

Par sa situation stratégique à la jonction de deux rivières importantes dans le réseau fluvial qui relie l'intérieur du pays à océans, ce lieu fut témoin de presque tous les événements clefs de l'histoire de l'Ouest canadien. Les Amérindiens s'y réunnissaieni déjà et, pour cette raison, La Vérendrye érigea le fort Rouge près d'ici en 1738. Il a été un centre de commerce et d'exploration, le foyer du premier établissement européen permanent de l'Ouest, le berceau du Manitoba, le coeur de Winnipeg, le pivot du transport routier et ferroviaire et la porte d'entrée de la colonisation de Prairies.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Wideview of Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 9, 2017
2. Wideview of Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Marker
49° 53.345′ N, 97° 7.686′ W. Marker is in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Touch for map. Marker is located on a walking path between Israel Asper Way and The Forks National Historic Amphitheatre. Marker is in this post office area: Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4Y3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Creation of Manitoba (here, next to this marker); The Path of Time (within shouting distance of this marker); The Five Saint Boniface Cathedrals (approx. 0.3 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. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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