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* 1875 – Icelandic immigrants found the settlement of Gimli in Manitoba.
New Iceland is the name of a region on Lake Winnipeg in the Canadian province Manitoba which was named for settlers from Iceland. It was settled in 1875.
The first Icelandic emigrants to Canada were Mormons from the Westman Islands. The more general migration followed an offer from Lord Dufferin of land in Manitoba to establish what amounted to a “free state”. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… October 21st”