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

A view of the fort as seen when approaching from the south side.

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 16:57 GMT Midworlder PRO
Nice history, thanks for sharing John
May 26 2009 18:20 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Oh good - I was hoping to see some of this!

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So please feel honored - it was saved just for you. :-))
May 26 2009 18:46 GMT jomoud PRO
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May 26 2009 19:27 GMT fhelsing PRO
that's a lovely view!
May 26 2009 20:39 GMT hans55 PRO
a very interresting fort !!!

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