World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Glenboro

Glenboro is located in Manitoba
Glenboro
Glenboro
Location of Glenboro in Manitoba

Glenboro is a former village in Manitoba, Canada, located about 80 km southeast of the City of Brandon. It is located within the Municipality of Glenboro – South Cypress. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 656. The community is a service centre for the surrounding farming community.

Contents

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

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, USA.

Economic activities

The community provides services to the surrounding farms such as a grain elevator, 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) 7.2
(45)
14
(57)
18.9
(66)
36.5
(97.7)
37
(99)
36.7
(98.1)
36.1
(97)
39.5
(103.1)
38.3
(100.9)
28.5
(83.3)
22.8
(73)
9.5
(49.1)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−7.5
(18.5)
−0.4
(31.3)
10.6
(51.1)
19.5
(67.1)
23.6
(74.5)
26
(79)
25.1
(77.2)
18.5
(65.3)
11.4
(52.5)
0
(32)
−9
(16)
8.9
(48)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−13
(9)
−5.7
(21.7)
4.4
(39.9)
12.3
(54.1)
16.9
(62.4)
19.2
(66.6)
18
(64)
12
(54)
5.4
(41.7)
−4.9
(23.2)
−14.2
(6.4)
2.8
(37)
Average low °C (°F) −22.2
(−8)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−11
(12)
−1.9
(28.6)
5.1
(41.2)
10.2
(50.4)
12.3
(54.1)
10.8
(51.4)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
−9.7
(14.5)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
Record low °C (°F) −41
(−42)
−42.8
(−45)
−37.2
(−35)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−11
(12)
−1.1
(30)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7
(19)
−25.5
(−13.9)
−38
(−36)
−40
(−40)
−42.8
(−45)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19.1
(0.752)
15.5
(0.61)
21.7
(0.854)
36
(1.42)
55.9
(2.201)
75.9
(2.988)
76.8
(3.024)
70.2
(2.764)
51.3
(2.02)
33.3
(1.311)
17.6
(0.693)
17.8
(0.701)
491
(19.33)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

Amenities

  • An 11-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.
  • CFB Shilo
  • Museum
  • Sara the Camel has stood at the side of Highway No. 2 since 1978, in tribute to the nearby Manitoba Desert.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 20 April 2011

External links

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

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.