R.M. of Lansdowne /  History / Pivotal Events

Timeline ... 1800 - 1849

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1805-06:  Lewis and Clark lead an expedition across North-western United States to the Pacific Ocean.


The War of 1812 – 14.

In what is essentially a war between The United States and Britain, Canada successfully repels and American invasion with the help of native tribes. Many years later Sioux warriors, descends of those who fought, retained medals given for service the British Crown.



 The beginning of agricultural settlement in Manitoba with the arrival of Selkirk Settlers. This would lead to the establishment of Winnipeg as the commercial centre of the region.


Peter Fidler noted the abundance of sturgeon at the intersection of the Souris and Assiniboine Rivers.  In the same year the forts at this intersection were attacked by the Sioux.

Arden and the R.M. of Lansdowne


The Carleton or Fort Ellice Trail, the main highway of the fur trade, traverses Lansdowne. The village of Arden was later located right alongside the trail. Fort Carleton was built in 1810. Fort Ellice in 1832.

The first Red River Cart was built in 1802 by the North West Co. at Pembina. They were to be the main conveyance used on the Carleton Trail.

The H.B.C. operates an experimental farm near Fort Garry.