Writing on Stone

Our 22nd day of travel in Alberta, we drove 113 miles to Writing on Stone Provincial Park.  This was located very close to the Canada – US border.  We were in a group site that held 10 rigs, but it was nice.

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We all took a bus tour that took us into a private area where our guide, a Blackfoot Indian lady told us about her family history, and the history of Writing-on-Stone.  It is a sacred landscape that has a special spiritual significance to the Blackfoot people who have hunted and travelled these Great Plains since the beginning of time.  Abundant First Nations petroglyphs, and pictographs, cover the sheer sandstone cliffs, protected as a living legacy of the spiritual connection between Blackfoot people and this place.

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A North West Mounted Police outpost was reconstructed near its original location.  Now in the park’s archaeological preserve, it is a glimpse into NWMP peacekeeping activities and daily life in the area from 1887 to 1918

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In the evening, Carol, Jim and I went out a photo shoot to take pictures of the beautiful scenery in this area.

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