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Minnedosa Farm, Manitoba, Canada 22

Minnedosa Farm, Manitoba, Canada 22

Description : Minnedosa is a Sioux word that translates as flowing water. Appropriately named, as the town of Minnedosa lies nestled in a valley carved on the prairie landscape some 13,000 years ago by the rushing melt waters of the last great ice age.
For the last few thousand years before the arrival of European settlement the area was alternately occupied by Cree, Assiniboine, Sioux, and Ojibwa. Migrating herds of bison traversed the valley seeking the winter shelter of the Riding Mountain to the north and spring pasture of the southern plains.
As the glacier continued to melt, water filled depressions were left in its wake. These potholes provide excellent breeding habitat for water fowl making the Minnedosa area the duck factory of North America. The area boasts the largest remaining concentrations of the Canvasback Duck.

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