December 12: Louis Riel buried; Brandon's water tower.

Cathedral St. Boniface
December 12, 1885 - Louis Riel’s funeral takes place. A procession of over six hundred led by Riel's brothers brought the casket from his home in St. Vital to St. Boniface Cathedral for the ceremony. (For a media account.)

Brandon Water Tower
December 12, 1930 - Brandon's 625,000 gallon water tower, (a Horton Elevated Tank), is filled for the first time. The following week it was put into service and was in operation until 2005. (For more on the tower and the recent fight to save it.)

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