Gypsumville, Manitoba

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Gypsumville
Gypsumville is located in Manitoba
Gypsumville
Gypsumville
Location of Gypsumville in Manitoba
Coordinates: 51°46′8″N 98°38′5″W / 51.76889°N 98.63472°W / 51.76889; -98.63472Coordinates: 51°46′8″N 98°38′5″W / 51.76889°N 98.63472°W / 51.76889; -98.63472
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Region Interlake
Census Division No. 18
Government
 • Governing Body Rural Municipality of Grahamdale Council
 • MP James Bezan
 • MLA Thomas G. Nevakshonoff
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal Code R0C 1J0
Area code(s) 204
NTS Map 062O15
GNBC Code GAKCE

Gypsumville is a community 242 kilometres north-northwest of Winnipeg in the Interlake Region of Manitoba on the north bank of Lake St. Martin in the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale.

There are 285 people living in and 175 housing units within the community.[2]

It is the administrative office of the Little Saskatchewan First Nations band government.

History[edit]

The community was named Gypsumville after a post office with a same name was opened in 1905. The office was named after the gypsum deposits found in the area. Deposits were discovered in 1888 and by 1890 mining operations begun.

A shortline railway was built from Gypsumville to the shore of Lake Manitoba, where the gypsum was transloaded on to barges and shipped to a railhead on the Whitemud River at south end of the lake, near the present community of Westbourne.[3]

In 1912 the Canadian National Railway built a rail line in to Gypsumville.

Both of the railway lines are now abandoned.

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