Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba; it incorporated in 1873 with a population of around 3700.1 It is roughly 100 km north of the Minnesota border.2 The area covered by today's city supported European fur-trade interests as early as 1738, with the building of Fort Rouge and, later, the Red River Settlement.3
Winnipeg derives from the Cree word “win-nipi”, or “murky water”, likely in reference to the Red and Assiniboine Rivers that intersect at the heart of the city.4
  • 1. Alan F. J. Artibise, Winnipeg, The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
  • 4. Ibid.
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