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Post World War II, Brandon experience a minor disaster when an explosion at the Manitoba Power Commission's steam plant caused the 40 metre (130 ft) brick chimney to collapse, killing two workers in the process.The terrain is generally flat and rolling surrounding Brandon, and there is a large valley located within the city.It was Rosser's job to choose the townsites for the railway.Rosser approached Dougald Mc Vicar of Grand Valley and offered him ,000 for the railway in Grand Valley.So the site was then moved to a site just west of today's current First Street bridge in Brandon. After the location of the railway was once again changed, there was still hope that Grand Valley could become a rival neighbour to Brandon.But late in June 1881 it became clear that Grand Valley would not have lasted as a city long term.
Brandon is the second-largest city in the province of Manitoba, Canada.But suddenly, in 1881, the builders of the railway decided to take a more westerly route from Winnipeg, towards Grand Valley.Grand Valley was located on the northern side of the Assiniboine, opposite the side of the river where present-day Brandon sits.French Canadians also passed through the area on river boats on their way to the Hudson Bay Post, Fort Ellice located near present-day St. The city of Brandon gets its name from the Blue Hills south of the city, which got their name from a Hudson's Bay trading post known as Brandon House, which got its name from a hill on an island in James Bay where Captain James had anchored his ship in 1631.During the 1870s it was believed by most that the transcontinental railway would take a northwesterly direction from Portage la Prairie.