Cypress Hills

The Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, which straddles western Saskatchewan and eastern Alberta, is a verdant area rich in animal and plant life, including large groves of pine trees and a healthy population of mountain lions. It is also the site of an Indian massacre that occurred in 1873 and, subsequently, the establishment of an outpost for the Mounties — Fort Walsh — to bring some order to what was a rugged and lawless area. While walking near the reconstructed fort I met one of the Park’s workers, Dave Trimmer. Came to find out he was born in the same hospital — in Danbury, CT — as my younger son, Brian. How’s that for “small world “!?!

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  1. Very cool! Somewhere in this house there is a photo of you about 4 years old with a Canadian mounted policeman on a horse…. If I find it, I’ll send it along! Watch those cougars!!!

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  2. Hope you get a chance to do some fishing while you’re in this section of Canada.
    Are these descriptions entirely original or are you lifting them from local plaques or other displays?

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    1. Chuck: I fished in South Dakota, but not yet in Canada. I’ve gotten some local intel from plaques an waysides, but most of it is my own.

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