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

Window detail of the corner building. Note the thickness of the 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 27 2009 03:26 GMT GraniteRoad
Great series and very interesting.
May 27 2009 03:30 GMT PhotoPro PRO
fantastic perspective and composition John - this is very dramatic!!
May 27 2009 03:36 GMT hans55 PRO
very nice picture !!!
May 27 2009 04:03 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful series and I enjoyed the history .. thank you John :)
May 27 2009 04:19 GMT Midworlder PRO
This is a very effective photo John, I can hear the sound of Hans packing his bags to visit :)
May 27 2009 04:33 GMT hans55 PRO
Packing my backpack for Luxembourg next week Roger !! :-)
May 27 2009 04:43 GMT Midworlder PRO
Lucky you ... The eternal traveller !
May 27 2009 05:45 GMT sini
Very nice!:)
May 27 2009 08:23 GMT ujbanyiv
Artistic Photo.
May 27 2009 15:21 GMT yvon
een hele mooie "lege"opname Kan zo op een poster!
May 27 2009 16:04 GMT megmet PRO
I love winow pictures like this...very well done John!