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Historic Sites of Manitoba: North West Mounted Police Post 1875 (RM of Shoal Lake)

In 1875, the North West Mounted Police established a post at this site, at NW19-16-24W in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake, adjacent to a portion of the Fort Ellice Trail used from 1851 to 1882. The post was occupied until 1886. An original blacksmith shop was still standing at the site as recently as the early 1950s but no vestige of it remains today. A replica of the police post is used as a museum in Shoal Lake.

North West Mounted Police Post 1875

North West Mounted Police Post 1875 Sign (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.38069, W100.64592
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shoal Lake Mounted Police Museum (Shoal Lake)


We thank Larry Rovers for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 July 2014

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