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About Plumas

Plumas, Manitoba




Plumas is a community located in the Rural Municipality of Westbourne, in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Plumas is roughly 70 km northwest ofPortage la Prairie, Manitoba, and about 150 km northwest of the provincial capital, Winnipeg.









In perspective, the elevation of Plumas is lower than Neepawa, but quite a bit higher than Portage la Prairie or Winnipeg. Despite the community's proximity to the Arden Ridge (a higher rise in the landscape located about 15 km west of Plumas, consisting of a series of hills and valleys, where the elevation rises 50 metres), Plumas is quite flat. Riding Mountain National Park is located about 35 km northwest of Plumas, where the land rises significantly to an elevation of almost 700 metres. Just 30 km east of Plumas lies Lake Manitoba, where the elevation is about 35 metres lower. The Jordan Creek flows through Plumas, and empties into the Big Grass Marsh (east of Plumas), one of North America's largest and well-regarded areas of marshland. The Whitemud River runs south of the village along Provincial Hwy 16. Farmland, meadows, forest, bush, and marsh surround the area. Jackfish Lake, also part of a protected wildlife/waterfowl area, is situated 16 km northeast of Plumas; the lake is a major gathering spot for thousands of migrating sandhill cranes passing through each year.







Plumas' history dates back to about 1872, when English settlers came to the area to farm. The land was fertile enough for growing crops, although not the best, yet affordable. In 1873, the community was originally named Jordan, named after theJordan River located in Israel (Plumas also has a creek running through it still named the "Jordan Creek" today). Jordan School, one of the earliest schools in the district, was located in the northeast corner of the village, built sometime around 1873. Later on, as many as nine one-room schools existed within the Plumas School District. In 1879, the first post office was constructed. Jordan's name was later changed to Richmond in 1882. Again, sometime later, the village's name was changed to Plumas, after a man who had been in contact with Plumas County, California, came to settle here (The name "Plumas" is derived from the Spanish word "pluma," meaning "feather."). More immigrants, mainly of English, Irish, or Scottish descent, came to settle in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when they discovered that the land was fertile and cheap. In 1896, following the arrival of the Canadian National Railway (CNR), the already striving village began to really "take-off"; after a ten-year delay in the construction of this particular railway branch. The railway was quite important, as it transported freight, supplies, and passengers to and from the village.

Throughout the years after 1900, the village's population was on a steady climb, when agriculture was a very prosperous industry. Where there was people, there was business. Plumas was a hub for the Westbourne Agricultural Region, offering many services and facilities to its surrounding residents. In 1925, when the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational Churches amalgamated to form the United Church of Canada, the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in Plumas were physically joined together to form the community's own United Church; with one building being used for Sunday School and Fellowship, and the other a church sanctuary. During the Great Depression and World War II, Plumas wasn't hit as hard as some places, but farmers were very busy managing crops during those economically tough times. In 1951, Plumas' main street was paved. Around that time, the community also got electricity; however, in the 1940s Plumas had a town generator which provided electricity to the community itself. Ukrainian and German populations increased in and around Plumas during the 1940s and 1950s. By the mid-20th century, Plumas had three hardware stores, three Grain Elevators, a clothing store, bowling alley & community hall, a local newspaper, four churches, two grocery stores, one grand hotel, two restaurants, a movie theatre, farm equipment and supplies outfits, a high school, and an elementary school. By this time, Plumas' population peaked at about 400 residents. After 1960, however, the striving village was near the end of its peak, as the agricultural industry began to slowly decline.




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Today, tidy lawns, community gardens, and friendly folk display both the pride and joy of the community. Plumas' motto was chosen to be "Proud to be Prairie," which clearly matches the community's character and location. In the centre of the village (intersection of Anderson Street and Burrows Avenue), stands a tower, which was formerly the town street light and fire/tornado siren. To this day, visitors are still taken off guard by this unique tower standing in the middle of the business section. The KickAss Country Store is a huge attraction to Plumas. Located on Burrows Avenue, this quilting and fabric specialty store is unique to Manitoba, offering material that cannot be found in Brandon, or even in downtown Winnipeg.Hunting is a popular outdoor activity in autumn, around the Plumas area, attracting bird and game hunters from across Canada and the United States. Tom Selleck, a notable American movie actor, came to the Plumas area in the 1970s for autumn duck hunting. The area is abundant with open landscapes, bush, marsh, and wildlife, mainly to the north and east of the village.

The village is also home to the Plumas Memorial Community Gardens located downtown, designated a public site in 2005; and Lions Park, a wide open area lush with greenery, including a playground and a scenic bend in the Jordan Creek, which adds a hint of tranquility to the community. The Plumas Fairgrounds located on Jordan Street, are home to the annual Plumas Agricultural Fair held every July, which hosts a display of market/garden items and homestyle crafts in the skating rink, 4-H Cattle & Horse Shows, a midway, children's activities, a Show N' Shine Classic Car Display, catered meals, live entertainment, and a community parade & pancake breakfast to kick off the weekend. The fairgrounds also provide a baseball diamond, and livestock stables. The Plumas Pirates are the local junior baseball team, playing in tournaments across the province. The team practices & hosts home games right at the Plumas fairgrounds. In the spring, the village hosts a community wide Garage Sale; in the fall, the Plumas Craft Sale & United Church fall supper are held; and in the winter, the citizens of Plumas organize an annual Poker Derby, where snowmobilers compete to complete a designated circuit before anyone else (collecting cards along the way at different waypoints along the trail), which starts and ends at the Plumas Inn. Cash prizes can be won. There are also Old Time Dances and occasional live concerts or performances held at the Plumas Community Hall. February is the month where a few fun bonspiels take place at the curling rink. Outside the community, there are cairns, or dedication plaques, indicating the former locations of old school houses in the historic "Plumas School District," which can be found down mile roads within a nine mile radius of the village. "Heritage & Conservation" Driving Tours (created by local historical committees and conservation boards) are also a great way to visit & experience local historical sites & natural landmarks, scattered throughout the Rural Municipalities of Westbourne, Langford, and Lansdowne.








Plumas Elementary School only has a student body of about 40, but houses four full classrooms ranging from grades K-8. Plumas High School was closed in the 1970s. High school students residing in Plumas now shuttle to Gladstone.






Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumas,_Manitoba

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