1840-1905Born and educated in Prescott, Walsh was trained at military schools at Kingston and by 1873 had attained the rank of Major in the militia. In that year he was commissioned in the newly formed North-West Mounted Police. While in charge at Fort Walsh, in present-day Saskatchewan, he became known for his influence and friendship with Sitting Bull, chief of the approximately 5,000 Sioux who sought refuge in Canada 1876-77, and for his role in the negotiations for their return to the United States. Walsh retired in 1883 but fourteen years later, at the height of the Klondike gold rush, he was appointed first Commissioner of the Yukon and Superintendent of the North-West Mounted Police there. In 1898 he retired to his home in Brockville.
|Placed By||Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Archives of Ontario|
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|Date Added||Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 459499 N 4950940|
|Decimal Degrees||44.71070000, -75.51130000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 42.642', W 75° 30.678'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 42' 38.52" N, 75° 30' 40.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 Water St E, Prescott Ontario , CA|
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