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Rural Municipality of Glenwood


The Rural Municipality of Glenwood is a former rural municipality RM in the Canadian province of Manitoba It was originally incorporated as a rural municipality on December 22, 1883 It ceased on January 1, 2015 as a result of its provincially mandated amalgamation with the Town of Souris to form the Municipality of Souris – Glenwood

The RM was located in the southwestern corner of the province, approximately 47 kilometres southwest of Manitoba's second-largest city, Brandon It was located at the junction of Manitoba Highway 2, running east and west, while Provincial Road 250 extends from north and Manitoba Highway 22 southward Manitoba Highway 10 provides access to the United States The RM of Glenwood was home to approximately 800 residents, excluding the residents of Souris

Contents

  • 1 Communities
  • 2 History
  • 3 Economic base
    • 31 Tourist attractions
  • 4 External links
  • 5 References

Communities

  • Hayfield
  • Menteith
  • Newstead
  • Schwitzer

History

Though Glenwood was incorporated as a municipality in 1883, its history goes back further In 1880, the first four permanent residents arrived and established homesteads along Plum Creek, approximately 15 kilometres west of what today is Souris Most early settlers established homesteads in the Souris area, while others settled in the surrounding town sites The 1880s saw vigorous immigration into the area, especially people who came from Ireland By the end of 1883, the area was completely settled, and by 1884 the town site of Souris contained over 50 buildings The Town of Souris was incorporated in 1904 as a separate municipal government, and its first mayor was AL Young

Economic base

Glenwood's economy was primarily based in agriculture The area featured grain, canola, flax, cattle, and pig farming

Tourist attractions

A growing economic source in Glenwood is tourism Souris features many attractions including an agate pit, four museums, bird sanctuary, golf course, river cruises, nature trails, and a swinging bridge Many accommodations and businesses exist to serve the needs of tourists, including a fully serviced campground and hotel

  • Built in 1903, the Glenwood Swinging Bridge is a 1774-metre foot bridge The Glenwood areas agate pits also draw many tourists from all over the world who have come to collect many varieties of agates, several colors of jasper, petrified wood, and epidote found in the pits
  • The 20-acre 81 ha Glenwood Victoria Park was donated by the Sowden family It is located in the heart of Souris and features camping, picnicking, and swimming facilities A bird sanctuary is located in the centre of the park where many different types of birds can be viewed
  • The old Squire Hall, restored as a historic site and named the Hillcrest Museum, features the original furniture of the mansion along with artifacts cherished by the early Souris settlers An agricultural museum is found in the same location
  • The Plum is the site of the 1883 Souris Heritage Church built by early settlers This building features Victorian architecture and the Souris Heritage Church Museum with a tea room with crafts
  • The Souris Fair Grounds provide Glenwood with a site for events that include baseball diamonds, a batting cage, a corral, barns, a judges booth, display buildings, and concession stands

External links

  • Official website

References

  1. ^ "Manitoba's Municipal History: Rural Municipalities and Local Government Districts" The Manitoba Historical Society September 21, 2014 Retrieved January 2, 2015 
  2. ^ "Manitoba's Municipal History: Municipal Amalgamations 2015" The Manitoba Historical Society December 1, 2014 Retrieved January 2, 2015 
  • Geographic Names of Manitoba pg 94 - the Millennium Bureau of Canada
  • Map of Glenwood RM at Statcan

Coordinates: 49°37′15″N 100°15′29″W / 4962083°N 10025806°W / 4962083; -10025806


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