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Red River Rising: Manitoba Floods

Red River Rising: Manitoba Floods

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The Cree called it Miscousipi, Red Water River, and warned early settlers of its hidden capacity for destruction. The river flooded in 1826, forcing the complete evacuation of the 10-year-old Red River colony. But most settlers refused to give up. Winnipeg, the city they built on the Red River's banks, has braved disaster again and again - in 1950, 1966, 1979, and again, dramatically, in 1997.