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Sir Rodmond P. Roblin 1853-1937

Sir Rodmond P. Roblin 1853-1937

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2005

Sir Rodmond P. Roblin 1853-1937

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Prince Edward
On the north side of Fish Lake Road
about 3 km west of Road 49
just west of Foster Road, street number 1907


Coordinates: N 44 07.769 W 77 06.991

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Plaque Text

Born and brought up on this property, purchased by his grandfather Levi Roblin in 1821, Rodman Roblin moved to Fort Garry (Winnipeg) in 1877. Elected as an Independent member to the Manitoba legislature in 1888, he was defeated in 1892. Roblin was re-elected in 1896 after joining the Conservatives, and that year became their provincial leader. The Conservatives were victorious in 1899 and Roblin succeeded H.J. Macdonald in October, 1900, as premier of Manitoba. His administration, 1900-1915, promoted the western grain trade, encouraged railway construction and by adding large northern territories more than doubled the size of the province. An outstanding leader in Manitoba's formative years, Roblin was knighted in 1912.

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