R.M. of Lansdowne /  History / Pivotal Events

Timeline ... 1700 - 1799

The World

1783: The United States of America gain independence from Britain after a long military struggle.


1759: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham effectively gives Britain control of the territory of New France. A treaty in 1763 formally cedes the territory.


1760: Exploration of southern Manitoba is undertaken by both the Hudson Bay Co. and the Northwest Co. with the beginnings of Fur Trade Posts near Souris Mouth and Hartney beginning in the 1760 - 90’s.

Arden and the R.M. of Lansdowne


The closest fur trade post serving the Argyle region was in near present day Portage where LaVerendrye built a Fort as early as 1738.