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Headingley, Manitoba — The Canadian Prairies
 

Dominion Lands Survey System

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
1. Dominion Land Survey System Marker
Inscription. The first marker of the Dominion Lands Survey was placed 10 July, 1871, on the Principal Meridian, about half a mile south of this site. The system, then inaugurated by Lieutenant Colonel J.S. Dennis, Surveyor-General, extends across the prairies and to the Pacific coast, embracing more than 200 million acres of surveyed lands in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and parts of British Columbia.

Réseau Topographique du Dominion
Le 10 juillet 1871, la première borne du réseau topographique fut posée a environ un demi-mille au sud d’ici, sur le meridien principal. Le réseau, inaugure par l’arpenteur général J.S. Dennis, traverse toutes les prairies jusqu’à la côte du Pacifique et s’étend sur plus de 200 millions d’acres de terres arpentées au Manitoba, en Saskatchewan, en Alberta et dans certaines parties de la Colombie-Britannique.
 
Erected 1930 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 49° 52.902′ N, 97° 27.574′ W. Marker is in Headingley, Manitoba. Marker is on Transcanada Highway (National Route 1) 2.4 kilometers east of Manitoba Highway 26, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Headingley, Manitoba R4H 1J1, Canada.
 
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Dominion Land Survey System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
2. Dominion Land Survey System Marker
Dominion Land Survey System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
3. Dominion Land Survey System Marker
 
 
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