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

The Fraser house outside the fort walls.
James Fraser was a Scottish farmer who became the the Farm Manager of the Fort. This house was built in in the early 1830s by James Fraser, and is one of the last Red River frame buildings left in Canada.

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 22:36 GMT aquiles PRO
FANTASTIC OLD HOSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 26 2009 03:03 GMT PhotoPro PRO
sounds like you had fun John - looks like a lot to me!
May 27 2009 02:26 GMT Hamin PRO
Simplicity can be (and here is) photographic genius ! Kudos to you, dear friend !