“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Gimli, Manitoba

Wideview of New Iceland Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2008
Wideview of New Iceland Marker
1Manitoba, Gimli — New Iceland
On Second Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
New Iceland represents a distinctive episode in the early settlement of the Canadian West. In 1875 and 1876, more than a thousand Icelandic immigrants settled a large tract of land reserved for them by the federal government along the western shore . . . Map (db m8453) HM
2Manitoba (St. Andrews Municipality), Gimli — St. Andrews Caméré Curtain Dam
On River Road (Provincial Highway 238), on the right when traveling north.
This is the only Caméré curtain bridge-dam built in North America, and by far the largest ever constructed. H.E .Vautelet, the Canadian engineer responsible for its design, adapted a French technological advancement to deal with the . . . Map (db m9205) HM
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Dec. 1, 2022