Item 70-112 - Murphy’s ‘Flop House’ on the Old Pole Trail

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Murphy’s ‘Flop House’ on the Old Pole Trail

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  • [1880s-1890s] (Creation)
    Assiniboia District

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1 photograph (copy) : b&w ;10.2 x 19.1 cm
1 negative : b&w

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View of a stop-over or ‘flop house’ on the ‘Old Pole Trail’ (also known as the Wood Mountain Trail) which ran south of Moose Jaw to Fort Walsh and the Cypress Hills area; this stop-over was operated by a man named Murphy and was located on the shores of Old Wives Lake.

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Photograph reproduced from the book “Golden Memories” (page #28) put together by the Assiniboia Jubilee Committee in 1955.


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Copyright: Public Domain

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For more information regarding the ‘Old Pole Trail’, see:

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