Timeline... 1870 - 1879

The World

1876:  Battle of Little Bighorn, June 25 and 26. A combined Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho force, overwhelms the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States.

1876: Alexander Graham Bell successfully transmits the first bi-directional transmission of clear speech. An improved design for the “telephone” was patented the next year.


1874: The newly created Northwest Mounted Police march west from Dufferin, Manitoba, on passing the Turtle Mountains they have a brief glimpse of some of the Minnesota Sioux and their white captives.


1874: July 31 - First Russian Mennonites arrive at Winnipeg on the steamer International.
1878: December 4 - First freight by rail reached St. Boniface. Two days later, the first freight for export was shipped by rail from St. Boniface via steamer.

First grain elevator built in Niverville.

Rivers and Area


Survey of region that would become Daly R.M. completed.


Rapid City (originally known as Farmer’s Crossing) established. A Land Office was located there. Daly pioneers registered their claims at that office.

The region in 1876


Steamboats service established on the Assiniboine as far as Fort Ellice.
T. Cousins among the first to settle in Daly – constructed a cabin.