Isabella, Manitoba

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Location of Isabella in Manitoba
Coordinates: 50°16′1″N 100°52′24″W / 50.26694°N 100.87333°W / 50.26694; -100.87333Coordinates: 50°16′1″N 100°52′24″W / 50.26694°N 100.87333°W / 50.26694; -100.87333
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Region Westman Region
Census Division No. 15
Government
 • Governing Body Prairie View Municipality
 • MP Robert Sopuck
 • MLA Larry Maguire
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal Code R0M 0Y0
Area code(s) 204
NTS Map 062K07
GNBC Code GALPJ

Isabella is a settlement in the Rural Municipality of Miniota, Manitoba. People first began to settle in the Isabella district in the late 1870s. People came to Isabella by various means: foot, ox-cart or horse and wagons.

A post office was established on 16-15-25W in 1906 and was named after a Scottish woman, Isabella Gould Taylor, who was the oldest person in the district at the time. The School District was also established about this time. There was no railway into the town of Isabella until 1909 when the Canadian Northern Railway was built from Hallboro to Isabella.[1] It still contains a store (which is a museum), and 4 other museums (Heise house, Iverach house, The store, The barn, Doran house), and a post office/hall.

It is virtual ghost town today.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geographic Names of Manitoba, Millennium Bureau of Canada, p. 120
  2. ^ Redekop, Bill (13 April 2012). "Museums keep tiny towns' homes alive: Curator preserves rural heritage". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 7 March 2013.