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Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 4

A Brief History of Lower Fort Garry

by Dale Miquelon


In 1831-32, construction began on Lower Fort Garry, the Hudson's Bay Company post near Selkirk, Manitoba. One of the Company's major posts in the provisioning of the fur trade, this fort was involved also in the economic development of the West. In 1965, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development undertook the restoration of the Stone Fort to the height of its existence, the 1850s. The author traces the history of Lower Fort Garry from its beginnings to its establishment as a National Historic Site.

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