Above the surrounding country, and called the Manitoba escarpment, because the greater part of it lies in the province of Manitoba.
There is more than one meaning of Manitoba discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.
The Great Northern railway has also three branch lines in Manitoba and one of these has Winnipeg as its terminus.
The wapiti or American elk at one time abounded from Quebec to the Pacific, and as far north as the Peace river, but is now found only in small numbers from Manitoba westwards.
In Manitoba and 13.35 for the other two prairie provinces, most of this, however, coming opportunely from May to August, the months when the growing grain most requires moisture.
The surface of Manitoba is somewhat level and monotonous.
Since the opening of the 10th century, great progress has been made in the settlement and agricultural development of the western territories between the provinces of Manitoba and British Columbia.
West of the province of Ontario, then inaccurately defined, the provinces of Manitoba and British Columbia were the only organized divisions of the western territory, but in 1882 the provisional districts of Assiniboia, Athabasca, Alberta and Saskatchewan were formed, leaving the remainder of the north-west as unorganized territories, a certain portion of the north-east, called Keewatin, having previously been placed under the lieutenant-governor of Manitoba.
But the desire for Canadian unity led the Dominion to assist a transcontinental line connecting Manitoba with eastern Canada.
They originally emigrated from Germany to the plains of southern Russia, but came over to Manitoba to escape the conscription.