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Erickson is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Clanwilliam – Erickson within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held town status prior to 1 January 2015. 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[update]) is 487.
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.
- Goldsborough, Gordon (26 March 2017). "Manitoba Communities: Erickson (Unincorporated Town)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
- Map of Erickson at Statcan
- Municipality of Clanwilliam – Erickson website
- Manitoba Community Profiles
- Multicultural Canada
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