Alonsa

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For the rural municipality of the same name, see: Rural Municipality of Alonsa.

Alonsa is an unincorporated community recognized as a local urban district[1] located in north central Manitoba in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa.

History[edit]

Alonsa grew in the early 1900s with the coming of the railroad. The rail line was never extended beyond Alonsa and in 1961, the rail service ended. With the loss of the rail service, the population began to drop. The area is accessible now by Provincial Trunk Highway 50.

Recreation and attractions[edit]

Lake Manitoba is one of the largest attractions near Alonsa. The community attracts tourists headed to the lake for fishing or swimming.

The Alex Robertson Museum[2] in Alonsa has a large collection of antique firearms and pioneer artifacts which is open to the public on Sundays and by appointment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Urban Districts Regulation". Government of Manitoba. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ Manitoba Historical Society Alex Robertson Museum Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alex Robertson Museum / Alonsa War Memorial / Alonsa School No. 1920 (Alonsa, RM of Alonsa), Retrieved February 22, 2015

Coordinates: 50°47′56″N 98°58′28″W / 50.79889°N 98.97444°W / 50.79889; -98.97444