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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 5 TRAILERS PARK IN OPEN SPACE NEAR LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION GROUNDS Much To See In Crowsnest By HERB JOHNSON what happened on the morning put the time of Tourists travelling to the west the disaster at a.m.; others coast from Lethbridge can take say it was closer to 4 a.m. when Highway 3 through the Crows- a part of Turtle Mountain, nest Pass, the southernmost feet across, came hurtling down pass in the province through the on the sleeping town. Rocky Mountains. An exact count of the num-A quick listing of sights along her of people killed has never Hie lav would include Lund- been established, and probably breck Falls, the Frank Slide and never will. Certainly BO or 8S the 'Pass itself perhaps more than 100 persons The highway also. passes the vergeT'bt through the Rocky Mountain eoniing a major coal producing forest reserve Travellers wish- never recovered. ing to leave the comfort of the sMe that thunder. the mam roads may head south down from Turtle Mountain or north from Coleman and en- known {or having buried ter the reserve. mogt o{ FranjC) jt also covered The square miles .of the Of an historic battfe be-reserve were set aside by two tween jwo Indian tribes. At least acts of parliament, in 1887 and that's the way the story is told. 1902. It has long been recog- The old Indian tale ex-plains nized for its importance for lim- the origin of the name Crows-ber, grazing, coal and more im- nest Pass, portant to the fishing According to one ver s i o n of and hunting. the story, the Crows, from the A permit is required to enter Montana territory, had been the reserve, but it's free and one making horse stealing raids can be obtained at any entrance the valley, which was con-gate or ranger station. trolled by the warlike Blackfaat The reserve is a famous hunt- nation, tng ground for big game. The TMS was back in the 1850s, be-elk population is high in some fore the white man began help-places and hunters also find mg the Indian people settle mule deer, big horn sheep and their disputes, mountain goats. A considerable The Bloods and the Peigans number of bears also inhabit eventually decided the raids had the reserve. gone far enough and a battle An even more popular sport lvjth the Crows took place in is fishing in the many trout the shadow of Turtle Mountain, s t r e a ms found in the area. After the Crows had been Rocky Mountain whitefish can completely wiped out, their for-also be found in many of the mer hideout became known streams in the fall. as the Crow's you go 1 EAHUU 11 fcillii P m MB fire Chief and 'Sky Chief GASOLINES Also a complete line of Texaco products including Havoline oils and greases. Your friendly TEXACO dealer will endeavor to serve vou well. Stop in soon. up VALUABLE BONUSES PICK UP A PUNCH CARD from your Texaco dealer fill i] up with gasoline purchases and mail in to head office and you will receive an STEREO LP Service Service Station 1406 3rd Ave. S. Corner 4th Ave and 8th St. S, Phone 328-4644 Phone 327-4167 Lakeview USB El Rancho Texaco Service Station Texaco Service 1001 Mayor Magrath Drive 6th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 327-5697 Phone tive visitors roads in the reserve are not designed for pleas- _., -i V d r i v i n g. There are few guard WatCll I GUI' Jt 11'C rails or road signs. The exception is the Coleman-Kananaskis Road, a gravelled Each summer countless trees scenic route that joins the Cal- are destroyed through the care-gary-Banff highway. -jje of ore in forested Visitors travelling through the pass cannot miss one of South- era Alberta's most famous his- Persons who must build fires toric sites. Between the towns of where no cooking facilities are Bellcvue and Blairmore, High- provided are warned to locate way 3 runs right through the the (ircs on gravei or FBentkweSende70 and 100 million soil, away from fa. tons of boulders lie scattered flammable litter. over an area a mile long and Always build the fire close tn a mile wide, covering most of a water supply, away from the what was once the thriving min- and read Before leave, make sur, i siffn that tells the story of the fire is dead ;