Here is part of what they say -
‘The vast ancient migrating herds of bison and other wildlife carved the earliest paths into the rolling prairie landscape, following the ingrained instincts of uncounted centuries. These trails, along with the rivers and streams, soon became the routes of the first Aboriginal peoples, later European explorers, adventurous fur traders and pioneering settlers as they spread across the countryside in the discovery of an unknown world.
The foot worn paths and rutted dirt trails have evolved into the modern network of roads, highways and bridges that bring our neighbours- and the world- to our doorstep every day. From only 700 miles of trails at the birth of Manitoba in 1870, the highway network is now a 19,000 kilometres in length’.
The maps start is the 1920s, and they go right through to the 2000s, and all are downloadable from the site which is at http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/index.html
So has this site helped you to bring your immigrant ancestors closer to their home? Does it help to explain part of the reason why they settled in a particular part of the province?
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