Troop Treks of 1885: Documents and Illustrations


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By: William P. Skrepichuk

In early April 1885, nearly 3,000 troops coming from eastern Canada to fight in the 2nd NorthWest Rebellion transitted along the north shore of Lake Superior. It took them seven days to journey along the incomplete railway line by rail car, horse, sled, and foot through incredibly inhospitable terrain. This is their story told through contemporary documents, telegrams, memoirs and illustrations.