May 11: Brandon's first M.P.; Last of the horse-drawn streetcars.

May 11, 1948 - The Arden Camp Site in the R.M. of Lansdowne near Arden MB, is the first provincially designated heritage site.

May 11, 1948 - The Stott Mound and Camp Site near Brandon is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

May 11, 1948 - The Flee Island Dakota Entrenchment, R.M. of Whitehead near Portage la Prairie, is designated a Provincial Heritage Site .

May 11, 1894 - The last horse drawn streetcar runs on Winnipeg streets. For more on the early days of public transportation in Winnipeg.

May 11, 1898 - D'Alton McCarthy, the first person elected to represent the federal riding of Brandon, dies in Ontario. The Irish-born lawyer was elected in both Brandon AND Simcoe North, Ontario in June 1896. He chose to sit as member for the latter which forced a by-election. (For more on his election.)

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