Near Gull Lake in Webb No. 138, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region (North America)
Swift Current - Maple Creek Trail
A Saskatchewan Historic Site
— Preserve Our Heritage —
This trail approximated the route of the C.P.R., and after 1883 was an important patrol route of the N.W.M.P. linking Divisional Headquarters at Maple Creek and the Swift Current Detachment.
Used by pioneer ranchers and homesteaders well into the 20th century, it had been developed originally by Indians and Métis.
It formed part of a north route from Fort Qu'Appelle to Cypress Hills, followed by the H.B.C. trader, Isaac Cowie, in 1868.
Erected by Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 50° 8.12′ N, 108° 25.053′ W. Marker is near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, in Webb No. 138. Marker can be reached from Trans-Canada Highway (National Highway 1) 6 kilometers east of Provincial Highway 37, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in a wayside and rest stop on the south side of the Trans-Canada Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gull Lake SK S0N 1A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kemmel Hill (approx. 6.5 kilometers away); Hamlet of Antelope (approx. 6.5 kilometers away); Wong Guy Shoe Shop (approx. 6.5 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Isaac Cowie.
Cowie was born in Lerwick, Shetland on November 18, 1848. He attended the University of Edinburgh for one session, studying medicine, but did not complete his education before taking a position with the Hudson's Bay Company and moving to Canada. His first posting was in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, where he stayed until 1874, acting as manager of the post from 1872.(Submitted on July 3, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.