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Preference has not entered into family names mentioned or pictures used. All material in the text has been written from material submitted or gathered from documents in research.

For everyone who lives here, and everyone, everywhere, who ever called Portage la Prairie "home", we hope you will read this book and share our pride in this wonderful part of our coun try.

For everyone who is unfamiliar with the region, we hope you will spend many hours of enjoyable reading, and that you will obey the urge to visit the lovely place in Manitoba called "Portage la Prairie" .

The history-making instinct is expressed by deeds and words.' Events are usually speedily followed by written records.

In proportion to the importance of events is the eagerness of enlightened persons to read, in understandable language, transcripts of episodes in human progress.

With that in mind it is our aim to spotlight the most interesting events in the history of Portage la Prairie.