World’s Columbia Exposition (World Fair) opens in Chicago in 1893
– to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Columbus’s
arrival in the new world (1492). Featured prominently are exhibits
highlighting the possibilities of electricity.
1891: The end of the John A. McDonald era.
1896: Gold discovered in the Klondike.
Manitoba School’s Question divides the nation as governments
decide on the future of French Language instruction in schools.
The Manitoba Government authorizes the formation of local
Farmer’s Institutes and provides some grants. The goal is to
improve farming practices.
The Farmer’s Institute Act - 1890 – offers support to local