July 13: Wagon Wheel closes; Gabrielle Roy dies; Order of Manitoba.

July 13, 1983 - Author Gabrielle Roy dies.

Born in Saint Boniface, Roy won numerous national and international writing awards including three Governor General Awards in Literature, France’s Prix Femina, the Canada Arts Council Award and the New York Literary Guild Award. Roy was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1967.
La Maison Gabrielle Roy on Deschambealut is now a museum. (Image from: Le Groupe de recherche sur Gabrielle Roy)
July 13, 2000 - The first round of the newly created Order of Manitoba is bestowed upon 24 notable Manitobans. The award was created in 1999 when the Order of the Buffalo Hunt was 'reconfigured'.

Wagon Wheel Restaurant
July 13, 2012 - The Wagon Wheel Restaurant on Hargrave Street closes its doors.
July 13, 1875 - D.B. Murray is sworn in as the Winnipeg Police Department's new Chief Constable. He had been acting in the position since earlier in July when his predecessor, James Ingram, was caught in a 'state of undress' at a brothel on Sherbrook Street.

For more on the early days of Winnipeg's Police.

July 13, 1916 - Royal Bank employee Hugh Montgomery is killed in battle at the age of 23. His body lies in Belgium.

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