History: The ’74 Mounties: The Great March Across the Plains – Part 5 (final)

Reprinted from the May 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The ’74 Mounties: The Great March Across the Plains – Part 5 (final)
By Major Fred A. Bagley, late of Banff, Alberta 

‘Wood End

Our enjoyment of the “life of Riley” at La Roche Percee received a severe jolt when we took to the trail again on the 29th of July, leaving “A” troop in camp and after a short march of about ten miles arrived at Wood End where the wagons were loaded with sufficient firewood and cooked food to last several days. After one day in camp we were off again to face fireless, floodless and waterless days in the barren and treeless region ahead of us.’

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