Selkirk History Book

To celebrate it’s centennial, the City of Selkirk published a history book entitled Selkirk “The First Hundred Years”, 1882 to 1982.
This book was put together through the efforts of the Selkirk Centennial Committee, with the help of many other community members. It tells the story of Selkirk’s growth and development throughout its first hundred years, including stories of families, industry, politics, and more.

 

There are no copies available to purchase anymore, so we have made it available to download in small pieces (as PDFs).

This history book can be downloaded in its entirety here on the website manitobia.ca.

The History Book is now searchable.

Just enter your search term in the search box (top right corner of this webpage).

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Click link to download PDFPage Contents
Page 1-8 (1.8 MB)
  •  Table of Contents

  • Dedication

  • Preface
  • Page 9-26 (4.2 MB)
  •  Chapter 1

    • The Politics of Railway Building, 1875-1883

  • Page 27-65 (10.1 MB)
  •  Chapter 2

    • Head of Inland Navigation, 1883-1910

  • Page 67-104 (9.3 MB)
  •  Chapter 3

    • The Passing of Frontier Selkirk, 1883-1910

  • Page 105-126 (5.3 MB)
  •  Chapter 4

    • A New Industrial Era, 1911-1929

  • Page 127-142 (3.8 MB)
  •  Chapter 5

    • Bitter Lessons, 1929-1946

  • Page 143-159 (4.9 MB)
  •  Chapter 6

    • The Modern Town, 1947-1980

  • Page 161-176 (5.9 MB)
  •  Selkirk Today

    • Photos

  • Page 177-192 (2.7 MB)
  • Endnotes

  • Index
  • Posted in Research Tools, Resources, Selkirk History Book.