November 23, 1883 - The Town of Neepawa is incorporated.
began as a small settlement along the Saskatchewan Trail, a cart route
linking the Red River Colony with what is now Saskatchewan. When the
CPR’s development plans for the area were released in 1882, it showed
the line bypassing the community by 5 kilometers. Area leaders offered
the railway incentives - including $16,000 in cash – to amend the plans
and have the lines pass through the town.
The name Neepawa is an anglicized version of the Cree word abundance or plenty.
November 23, 1966 - Riverton's Guttormur Jónsson Guttormsson
dies. Despite having just an elementary school education he became a celebrated poet and playwright in the Icelandic language.
His work is
notable for its satire and wit. For a look at his poem "The Winnipeg Icelander" check out wdvalgardsonkaffihus.com Blog's post.