September 7: Transit Tom, MB Provincial Police; Lagimodiere dies; APTN building opens.

September 7, 1961 - The Carlton Inn on Carlton Street opens. For more about the building.

September 7, 1971 - The Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres Inc. incorporates. It's the umbrella organization for the 11 Indian and Metis Friendship Centres located in Manitoba.

September 7, 1870 - The first two men are appointed to the Manitoba Provincial Police, Chief Constable Frank Villiers and Sub-chief Louis de Plainval. For more on Manitoba first police force.

September 7, 1925
- The sod turning ceremony for the Bay's Portage and Memorial store takes place.

339 Portage Avenue
September 1961 ad

September 7, 1961 - The North End Furniture Company (NEFCO) store opens on Portage Avenue. It's most notable for its "pre-cast concrete mural" that covers much of the building's facade. Today it is home to APTN.

September 7, 1855 - Explorer and pioneer Jean Baptiste Lagimodiere dies. In 1806 he and wife Marie-Anne Gaboury settled in Red River, the first European family to do so.

September 7, 1984 - Four Sisters from The Missionaries of Charity, the order established by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, arrive in Winnipeg to set up a mission and soup kitchen on Aikins Street.

September 7, 1957 - "Transit Tom" first appears in ads as part of a campaign to get more people riding the bus. For more about Transit Tom....

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