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History: Gory Battles on a Canadian Farm

Reprinted from the June 1951
 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Gory Battles on a Canadian Farm
By Kerry Wood, Red Deer, Alta.

‘Twenty miles beyond the historic farm of Rocky Mountain House, James M. Pollock has a half-section farm and a hobby. Farming is a comparatively new venture in the Rocky district, first noted for its fur-trading fort founded there in 1779 – the earliest trading post established in the dangerous Blackfoot Indian territory on the Canadian side of the boundary. That Rocky fort was destroyed three times by marauding bands of Indians, though nowadays there are two peaceful Indian Reservations near Rocky Mountain House and the once hostile redmen get on well with their white neighbors today.’

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