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Glenboro is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Glenboro – South Cypress within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held village status prior to January 1, 2015 it is located about 80 km southeast of the City of Brandon In the 2001 census it had a population of 656 The community is a service centre for the surrounding farming community

Glenboro is the home of "Sara the camel", a 17′ statue created in October 1978, by Mr George Berone of Berone Sculptures in Winnipeg "Sara" is emblematic of the Spirit Sands, and has been used to promote the Glenboro area and nearby Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Economic activities
  • 3 Climate
  • 4 Amenities
  • 5 Notable people
  • 6 References
    • 61 Notes
    • 62 Bibliography
  • 7 External links

History

Sara the Camel, Glenboro, Manitoba

The Glenboro area was visited early in western exploration, possibly as early as the 1730s when the La Verendryes travelled to the Missouri and beyond History records that the explorer and geographer David Thompson passed through the area in 1798 and made note of the quality of soil The first permanent European settlers of the area Jonas Christie and James Duncan arrived in 1879, and after the federal Homestead Act passed in 1880, many more settlers arrived in the area, including a number of Icelandic settlers between 1889 and 1894 The arrival of the CPR in 1886 prompted Christie and Duncan to offer land for a town site The Queens Hotel was the first permanent building of the community, constructed in 1881, and survives into the 21st century In 1950 the community was formally incorporated as a village

Steam riverboats were in use on the Assiniboine River between 1875 and 1885 The bow timbers of the last of this "prairie navy" are preserved in a park in Glenboro The SS Alpha ran aground on April 27, 1885 By this time the advent of the railway had displaced riverboats for transport of passengers, HBC trade goods, agricultural supplies, and grain between Southern Manitoba communities and larger centers such as Winnipeg A 1904 water tower was installed for watering steam locomotives The tower was declared both a federal and a provincial heritage site in September 1996 One of the few remaining water towers in Canada, it was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of April 4, 2008 The community was connected to the Manitoba electrical grid in 1927, and is the northern terminus of a 260 km, 230 kV electrical transmission line to Harvey, North Dakota

Economic activities

The community provides services to the surrounding farms such as a farm equipment dealers and agricultural suppliers Tourism is a secondary source of income, due to the nearby Spruce Woods Provincial Park and the Glenboro Golf and Country Club

Climate

Climate data for Glenboro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C °F 72
45
14
57
189
66
365
977
37
99
367
981
361
97
395
1031
383
1009
285
833
228
73
95
491
395
1031
Average high °C °F −109
124
−75
185
−04
313
106
511
195
671
236
745
26
79
251
772
185
653
114
525
0
32
−9
16
89
48
Daily mean °C °F −166
21
−13
9
−57
217
44
399
123
541
169
624
192
666
18
64
12
54
54
417
−49
232
−142
64
28
37
Average low °C °F −222
−8
−186
−15
−11
12
−19
286
51
412
102
504
123
541
108
514
55
419
−07
307
−97
145
−193
−27
−33
261
Record low °C °F −41
−42
−428
−45
−372
−35
−294
−209
−11
12
−11
30
15
347
−25
275
−7
19
−255
−139
−38
−36
−40
−40
−428
−45
Average precipitation mm inches 191
0752
155
061
217
0854
36
142
559
2201
759
2988
768
3024
702
2764
513
202
333
1311
176
0693
178
0701
491
1933
Source: Environment Canada

Amenities

  • Eleven-bed hospital
  • Glenboro has had a 9-hole golf course since 1922, with all grass greens since 1970 and with a new clubhouse constructed in 1987 Nine more holes were later added
  • Glenboro Airport is a nearby unpaved airfield suitable for light aircraft
  • Glenboro School is a kindergarten to Grade 12 school, currently with around 230 pupils and 17 staff, and has offered high school courses since 1973
  • The CFB Shilo is nearby
  • Museum
  • Sara the Camel has stood at the side of Highway No 2 since 1978, in tribute to the nearby Manitoba Desert

Notable people

  • Oscar Bjornson Manitoba politician
  • James Christie Manitoba politician
  • Henry Einarson Manitoba politician
  • Ab Gowanlock, McDonald Brier Canadian national curling champion 1938 and 1953
  • Lee Hambleton 1939-2005 Broadcaster and oenophile
  • John Harvard journalist, politician, and Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
  • Konrad Johannesson, pioneering aviator, instrumental in flight training and airport administration as well as ice hockey player on the Winnipeg Falcons, the Gold-medal winning team in the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • RW Lawson, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada
  • Charlotte Oleson, Manitoba politician
  • Scott Young journalist, sports reporter, radio and television broadcaster, served during the Second World War in the Canadian Navy

References

Notes

  1. ^ Boyens 2007, p 78
  2. ^ "Location" glenborocom Retrieved: January 15, 2017
  3. ^ a b "History" glenborocom Retrieved: January 15, 2017
  4. ^ "Community profile" umanitobaca Retrieved: January 15, 2017
  5. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000" Environment Canada, April 2011 Retrieved: April 20, 2011

Bibliography

  • Boyens, Ingeborg, ed The Encyclopedia of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba: Great Plains Publishing, 2007 ISBN 978-1-8942-8371-7

External links

  • Former Village of Glenboro web site
  • the Manitoba Historical society - The Early Icelandic Settlements in Canada
  • Village of Glenboro Community Profile
  • Map of Glenboro at Statcan

Coordinates: 49°33′16″N 99°17′31″W / 4955444°N 9929194°W / 4955444; -9929194

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