Manir Station

Once upon a time a young painter from Belgium travelled to Canada with her mother and sister to meet her brother.  The year was 1906 and this was quite a trip.

The young lady’s name was Mademoiselle Manir Boulanger.  It wasn’t long before she met a young man named Eugene Polet and her name became Madame Manir Polet.

Eugene Polet had a brother named Maurice Polet.  He was a civil engineer with the railway and he had the power to name railway stations.  He thought the name Manir would do nicely for a station near a little town called Woking, Alberta.

And that is how a Peace Country railway station came to be named after a Belgian painter.

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