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Wainwright is a town on the prairies of east-central Alberta, Canada.It is located on the north side of the Canadian National Railway, with CFB Wainwright (Denwood) located on the southwest side. The town lies 61km south of Vermilion, in the Battle River valley, along Highway 41, called the Buffalo Trail. Highway 14 also passes through this town. Wainwright is 206km southeast of Edmonton on Highway 14 and 69km west of the Alberta–Saskatchewan border.HistoryThe town was originally named Denwood, but was later relocated by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway 5km west-northwest and renamed after General William Wainwright, the second vice-president of GTPR.The railway is important to Wainwright. Wainwright is a divisional point on the Canadian National Railway main line. Wainwright railway station is served by Via Rail's The Canadian.
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