Fort Benton - Fort MacLeod Trail

Fort Benton - Fort MacLeod Trail (HM2MN7)

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N 47° 49.213', W 110° 39.852'

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The Fort Benton to Fort MacLeod or "Whoop-up" Trail into Canada was the main artery of commerce in the 1869-1883 era. Twenty yoke of oxen was a team and each team hauled three of the heavy freight wagons loaded with trade goods, calico and whiskey. They returned loaded with hides for the St. Louis market. Until the closing of the river trade this road was the source of supply for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the boundary survey and the Canadian Pacific Railway. The resourceful, fearless plainsmen and bullwhackers relaxed at the end of their hazardous journey, opened up their cargo, not the calico, and "whooped it up." Thus the name "Fort Whoop-up" and the famous "Whoop-up Trail."
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Date Added Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 525136 N 5296372
Decimal Degrees47.82021667, -110.66420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 49.213', W 110° 39.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 49' 12.78" N, 110° 39' 51.12" W
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