Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fort Normandeau Part Three

      The setting of fort Normandeau is worth a good look. It's pretty, native habitat has grown in well and there's the river.

      The setting is pleasant and clean. There's a wide open area for picnics and hosting various functions and displays.
  
Size and type of teepee that was used for regular life.

A fancy large tent for larger groups

Old days transportation

Help yourself to some cool water.

      The parking lot is placed among some very healthy native habitat. There are many shrubs such as choke cherries and Saskatoons.

A cairn with a brief history

     There is an open space to the river so that you can see how a crossing could be made with horses and wagon.

The river widens here and becomes shallow


This guy is short and the water is just above his ankles.
This kid was hung up in shallow water.

30 comments:

  1. A hardy lot to live in a teepee. It is an excellent museum.

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    1. I've never slept in a teepee but they feel very comfortable.

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  2. Very nice pictures of the fort area, I only don't know what Saskatoons are, something from the Saskatchewan city?

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    1. Saskatoons are a berry similar to a blueberry. They are a big favorite here.

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  3. Interesting that the river has not changed over the years. Many rivers do.

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    1. I think it is going over a major rock formation and so it doesn't change much.

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  4. I used to have a teepee. It finally met its fate with wet all winter. Lots of room inside, but I like my tents with a floor better.

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    1. Teepees feel warmer than our tents.

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  5. It does look pristine, Red. I'd sure like a drink out of that well pump. :-)

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    1. Our river banks and escarpments have been protected. I'd pump the water for you!

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  6. Great takes Red. I enjoyed and your History. Thank you.

    Happy Monday. We are very humid again today and yesterday.

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    1. Thanks. We are back to warm and dry again.

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  7. The cairn particularly catches my attention.

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    1. I'll have to take a closer picture of it.

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  8. Looks like a fun spot, educational and recreational.

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    1. I once took out 100 grade sevens to this setting for a whole day. We had lots for the kids to do. They even got to pan for gold.

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  9. You're getting good use from your new camera. I had to google Saskatoons to find out what they were. Had only heard of the place, never the tree. And they produce fruit??! Sorry, I got quite distracted from the rest of the post. It does look like a great place to visit with a camera.

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    1. And Saskatoon berries are the best!

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  10. That is a beautiful carin, the stone work is stunning:)

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    1. I'll have to get a better shot of the cairn the next time I go out.

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    1. It's a good place to go with some hot dogs and spend a whole afternoon.

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  12. What a great place! A wonderful way to spend time.

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    1. I don't get t fort Normandeau as often as I should.

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  13. Such a neat place you have share with us today Red, thank you :)

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  14. I used to get confused because in many of the films when I was a child teepees were often called wigwams. It was a long time before I understood the difference. It's good to see museums like that.

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  15. I've just caught up reading about Ft. Normandeau. It is a beautiful place. Wouldn't it be fun to live there. The river is so pretty. My Mother used to talk about riding to church in a wagon like that. Nine children in the back!

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  16. Hi Red, Another interesting post here on Fort Normandeau. I like the way you show us things of historical interest and give us some info in your description. One question: Do they ship Saskatoons out for sale in other Canadian cities ... such as Vancouver. I would like to try some if I could find them somewhere nearby. Maybe I will just have to drive up to Red Deer.

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  17. I love it! What kid wouldn't love to see what it's like to be in a teepee.

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  18. Beautiful place. I live all the old artifacts.

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