The City of Brandon

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The City of Brandon

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1882 - present


From 1793 to 1832, in the area that would become the City of Brandon, there were three Hudson's Bay Company posts called Brandon House. The first permanent European settlements in the area appeared in 1870. These settlers were primarily farmers from Eastern Canada, Britain, and the United States. Brandon, Manitoba was officially incorporated as a city on May 30th, 1882. It is located on the Assiniboine River 197 kilometres west of Winnipeg. Agriculture, especially wheat farming, has always been one of the most important components of Brandon's economy. As Manitoba's second largest city and a divisional point for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Brandon was also a central location for trade and business in Western Canada.


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