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A visit to historic Lower Fort Garry (The Stone fort) in Manitoba, Canada.

Remnants of an original York boat which was used by the fur traders to transport goods. Imagine having to carry this boat over land in areas where the rapids made it impossible to navigate a boat.

Lower Fort Garry has the finest stone fur trade buildings in all of western Canada. The Hudson's Bay Company started construction in 1831 and used the fort to supply its vast network of fur trade posts. Located below the rapids on the Red River, Lower Fort Garry was the perfect place to load supplies and furs bound for distant outposts like York Factory and, eventually, for Europe. In 1871, the Crown, the Ojibwa and the Swampy Cree First Nations made the first of the numbered treaties in western Canada here at "The Stone Fort". Lower Fort Garry was also one of the first training grounds for the North-West Mounted Police (later the RCMP).

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May 25 2009 20:06 GMT Sheila PRO
nice point of view!
May 25 2009 22:58 GMT hans55 PRO
nice picture !!
May 26 2009 03:17 GMT PhotoPro PRO
I have gained a new-found respect for the early settlers between the midwest and mid-south Canada - I wouldn't survive a full year anymore I don't think!!

Although I am already older than most of them when they died...:-))