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

Window of the Fraser house outside the fort walls.

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 22:35 GMT aquiles PRO
BEAUTIFUL PIC !!!!!!!!
May 25 2009 22:59 GMT hans55 PRO
very nice one !!
May 25 2009 23:03 GMT Macfudge
A window and its frame showing history!:-)
May 26 2009 08:17 GMT sini
Great detail shot!:)

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