Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ft. Normandeau Part 2

      The second facility at Ft. Normandeau consists mainly of dioramas that give the history of the land and it's people

     This area has recently  been redone and it is bright and airy. Many of these facilities have soft light. You are more or less standing in the dark. This one is very pleasant.

 This is a replica of a trading store.

The buffalo was the main part of the culture and economy.

Surveyors appeared

Police jacket

Police saddle

Police rifle


32 comments:

  1. Cool place! Thanks of sharing pictures!

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    1. It's a great place to spend some time.

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  2. Yes an excellent place and well shot.

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    1. The subject makes me look good!

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  3. I love seeing what the trading post must have looked like.

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    1. I look at it and think about how tough it must have been to survive.

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  4. I love olde places like this and love to visit them. Great photos Red. Thank you for this virtual visit to the Trading Post.

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    1. I just like museums period! There's so much to learn.

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  5. Oh I love this place I would so enjoy going there. B

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    1. It's a great place to spend a quiet afternoon. I think there were only two other people there.

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  6. So nice to see all the old attributes.

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    1. It was a much different style of life.

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  7. I just found out about a small museum at one of our universities. An older brother helped with one in Nebraska, Morril Hall.

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    1. Many towns her have their local museum. some are great and others a little pathetic.

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  8. Neat to see the history of the land like that. I always think of dioramas as being small things, but these are life size. :-)

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    1. Today many of these are extremely well done. tTey are also very costly and it's hard to find somebody who will do them.

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  9. i like the police uniform. :)

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    1. They liked their red in those days. Our RCMP still have red for their dress uniforms.

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  10. That red police jacket looks so elegant.

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    1. REd was a popular military and police color at that time.

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  11. Beautiful details in this place, Red!

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  12. Amazing layout in this place! I love all the attention given to details. Makes it so authentic.

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    1. They included very authentic artifacts.

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  13. Hi Red, Thanks for the visit to Ft. Normandeau. Nice selection of photos to give us the flavor. I like the old store and the buffalo exhibit. Ever wonder what it was like to be alive back in those days?

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    1. I do wonder what it was like to live at that time. I have a feeling I would have liked it. Your post card and train photos make me ask the same question.

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  14. I love museums and historic places. Like you, I wonder what life must have been like in times gone by.

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  15. I thought the price uniform jacket was a band uniform until I saw your explanation! I imagine the lighting is quite authentic. I'm sure those old cabins were quite dark day and night.

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  16. I wonder how much they got for their pelts, I know it depended on what animal it was. Fun place to visit! :)

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  17. Loved your tour Red. Thank you. Your pictures are really beautiful! Plus explanations.

    Now you can rest up.

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  18. Appears to be very well done. My favorites in these kind of historical sites are those have "re-enactors." When they know there stuff they bring everything to life...:)

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  19. This is such a wonderful place to visit and view a part of history. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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