Erickson, Manitoba

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Erickson is a former town in the Municipality of Clanwilliam – Erickson in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is located on Highway 10 on 32-17-18W in south central Manitoba. The main industry of Erickson is agriculture. Its population (as of 2011) is 487.[1]

The community was originally established as a Canadian National railway point in 1905. When a post office was opened in 1908 it was known as Avesta. It was named after a town in south-central Sweden. Shortly after, the post office was moved near the railway station site which was named Erickson Station. The station had been named after the Postmaster, E. Albert Erickson.

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Coordinates: 50°29′53″N 99°54′41″W / 50.49806°N 99.91139°W / 50.49806; -99.91139