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Near Eastend in Arlington No. 79, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region (North America)
 

Chimney Coulee

— Saskatchewan Historic Site —

 
 
Chimney Coulee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, 7 20 2022
1. Chimney Coulee Marker
Inscription.  The piles of stone and mud scattered along the valley are the remains of chimneys which stood for many years to mark the sites of Metis cabins, trading posts and a police post. From the middle decades of the nineteenth century Metis hunters and traders regularly wintered here, where a chapel was maintained for their use.

Some of the chimneys mark the location of a Hudson's Bay Company outpost operated by Isaac Cowie in the winter of 1871-72. In this season Cowie collected 750 grizzly bear pelts, 1,500 elk hides and hundreds of smaller skins. Despite such success he never returned to this no-mans's-land where Cree, Assiniboine and Blackfoot often clashed.

In 1876, the North West Mounted Police established here an outpost of Fort Walsh known as Eastend Post because of its position at the East end of Cypress Hills.

 
Erected by Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 49° 34.303′ 
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N, 108° 48.417′ W. Marker is near Eastend, Saskatchewan, in Arlington No. 79. Marker can be reached from Chimney Coulee Road. The marker is west off Chimney Coulee Road, the parking lot is 4.2 miles north of Rt 13. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastend SK S0N 0T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Macoun (approx. 5.6 kilometers away); Pine Cree Park (approx. 5.7 kilometers away).
 
Chimney Coulee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, 7 20 2022
2. Chimney Coulee Marker
Chimney Coulee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, 7 20 2022
3. Chimney Coulee Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 22, 2024