Crystal City, Manitoba

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Crystal City is a village in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is located on Highway 3, 16 kilometres north of the Canada-U.S. border border and 200 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg. The village is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Louise.

Crystal City was established in 1879. Thomas Greenway, the village's founder, later became its provincial representative in the Manitoba Legislature and later Premier of Manitoba. Crystal City is a village on an angle. The village was moved near the railway, which is no longer in use, for more attraction. Greenway named it Crystal City because he thought that one day it would become a city - but it never did. The local school is named after him: Thomas Greenway Middle School. Thomas Greenway Middle School (TGMS) has grades 5-8, and the Crystal City Early Years School(CCEY)has grades K-4.

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The Crystal City Printing Museum, open on a full-time basis, is designated as a Provincial Heritage Site.

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Coordinates: 49°08′47″N 98°56′56″W / 49.14639°N 98.94889°W / 49.14639; -98.94889