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Near Ormiston in Rural Municipality of Terrell No. 101, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region (North America)
 

Wood Mountain-Qu'Appelle Trail

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Wood Mountain-Qu'Appelle Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2022
1. Wood Mountain-Qu'Appelle Trail Marker
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One of the most important early trails passed at this point. Linking the early Metis settlements at Wood Mountain and Fort Qu'Appelle, it was in frequent use from the 1860's. In 1881 Sitting Bull, the famous Sioux Leader. Passed over this trail on the way to Fort Qu'Appelle to plead for permanent sanctuary in Canada.

In 1883 the headquarters of the North West Mounted Police were established in Regina and this part of the trail became part of the regular patrol route linking the Wood Mountain Post with its Regina Headquarters. There is evidence that plans were laid in the fall of 1885 to rescue Louis Riel from his prison cell in Regina and spirit him across border via this trail. For many years the trail was used by early settlers and ranchers along its route.

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Erected by Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources.
 
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Location. 49° 47.444′ N, 105° 21.359′ W. Marker is near Ormiston, Saskatchewan, in Rural Municipality of Terrell No. 101. 6 miles east of Rt 36 to Rt 624, south 4 miles to cross road 1.8 miles east of Rt 624 on dirt road to Oro Lake, then left (north on dirt road) about ˝ mile, to fork in road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ormiston SK SK S0H 3H0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Wood Mountain-Qu'Appelle Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2022
2. Wood Mountain-Qu'Appelle Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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