The village of Amaranth was named by early pioneers after their former home of Amaranth Township, Ontario. Some of the early pioneers were Robert Johnson, Joe Cooper,and the Bernie Brothers. The first Post office opened in 1911. Cooper and Haddad opened a store in 1914 with many other businesses starting around then. Homesteads were granted on the grounds that one must live there for at least six months every year for three years and clear ten acres of land. Gypsum was found in the area and the first mine was started in 1928. As many as 50 to 60 men were employed at 35 cents per hour. A new mine was started in 1946 & closed down in 1964. There was farming in the area and winter fishing on Lake Manitoba.

Historical information courtesy of Gail Johnson

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