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

Each corner of the fort' incorporates a building.

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 26 2009 19:34 GMT Goudlokjes
Good story, great picture!!
May 26 2009 19:42 GMT Lensvision
Very nice place!
May 26 2009 19:50 GMT aquiles PRO
SIMPLY AND BEAUTIFUL OLD ARCHITECTURE !!!!!!!!,,,GREAT PIC !!!!
May 26 2009 19:52 GMT SaoPaulo
w o w
many reasons to visit canada again
May 26 2009 19:59 GMT annieann PRO
thats a fantastic building and a brilliant photo .
May 26 2009 23:13 GMT PhotoPro PRO
restored or original condition - looks good?
May 27 2009 01:18 GMT peterpinhole
Great historic building and good photo!
May 27 2009 03:05 GMT fhelsing PRO
That stonework is beautiful!
May 27 2009 15:27 GMT Papagena
Thanks a lot for historical informations, dear friend !!

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