This marker in the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth denotes a place where the trail to the fur trade post of Fort Ellice crossed a small creek. Known variously as the Carlton Trail, Saskatchewan Trail, and Edmonton Trail, it was the major route by which Aboriginals, fur traders, explorers, missionaries, surveys, and settlers travelled west from Upper Fort Garry to Fort Edmonton (now Edmonton, Alberta).
Fort Ellice Trail Crossing Sign (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N50.07575, W101.10368
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Ellice (RM of Ellice-Archie)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Third Crossing Monument (Gladstone)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Ellice Trail Marker (Lions River Bend Park, Neepawa)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tanner’s Crossing (Minnedosa)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Ellice Trail Marker (Birtle, Municipality of Prairie View)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Ellice Trail Marker (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glacial Lake Agassiz Plaque (Arden, RM of Lansdowne)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: White Horse Monument (RM of St. Francois Xavier)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba
Carlton Trail - First Western Highway by Frank Hall
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 14, Number 3, Spring 1969.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 31 December 2016
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