Stories, Memories and Thoughts for Rocky Mountain House ...
We love to hear the stories that people remember from their youth, especially those tales about where they grew up.
Since the best and most interesting history are the reminiscences told by one person to another, we want to try and record some of them before these little slices of history are lost.
If you have a tale, reminiscence or other thoughts to tell of Rocky Mountain House, about the places you knew when young, we would like to include them here.
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Our first story about Rocky Mountain House:
Landmark: Rocky Mountain House
Location of Marker (approximate):
Lat 52.3616, Lon -114.9697
Rocky Mountain House
The Hudson's Bay and North West Companies each built fortified fur trade posts here
in 1799. The anticipated trade with the Kootenay Indians, who lived west of the mountains, did not
develop, but these posts and their successors after the 1821 company merger drew in the trade of the
Blackfoot, Peigan and Blood Indians, as well as that of the Stoney, Sarcee, Gros Ventre and Cree. The
North West Company post was also used as a base for exploration and from it, in 1807, David Thompson
crossed the Rockies to the Columbia River. The last fort at
Rocky Mountain House was finally abandoned