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Pivotal Events in Arden & Lansdowne

An Illustrated Timeline

The following collection of dates and activities has been drawn from Lansdowne’s excellent local history books:

Legacies of Lansdowne – A Sequel – The Municipality of Lansdowne 1884-1984 R.M. of Lansdowne History Committee
The Lansdowne Story 1867 – 1967: “Grain, Gravel, Growth”, by A.F. (Dick) McKenzie.

Additonal material comes from the collection of Manitoba Newspapers at www.manitoba.ca
and from the Archives of Manitoba

A timeline is a useful way to establish a community’s development, and a good way to note its highlights. All of this information can be used to develop the kind of content that is helpful in describing a community’s history through short, effective and accurate texts that will be appropriate for educational support materials, plaques, website content, and myriad other follow-up projects.  

The dates and activities have been presented in a decade-by-decade format, which allows us to relive the past through the lens of the flow of time; but it is important to note that pivotal events can also be broadly grouped by major chronological periods in our history attached to primary activities of a given era.


Thus we might look at the history of Lansdowne through the lens of these categories:

•    First Peoples 
•    Fur Trade: 1795 - 1856
•    Pioneers: 1880-1889
•    Community Consolidation: 1890 - 1904
•    Community Incorporation: 1905-1913
•    Wars, Roaring 20s and Dirty 30s: 1914-1945
•    Post-War and 1950s: 1946-1959



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Timeline Index

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