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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 7 South commemorates Mounties9 arrival It was 100 years ago that the historic trek of the North West Mounted Police ended in the rolling hills of southern Alberta. This summer those rolling hills will witness a variety of events commemorating the arrival of the mounted police The RCMP Musical Ride will tour the province for five weeks this summer, riding into Lethbridge Aug. 23 for a two day stint. RCMP brass will make their own trek westward in early July. Commissioner M. J. Nadon and his assistant commissioner, V. M. Septala, will take part in the RCMP parade July 6 at Fort Macleod. And the Dominion Day holiday should blaze with red coats as Fort Macleod youngsters under the direction of RCMP from the local detachment stage their own mini musical ride. Lethbridge RCMP members and local Exhibition Board officials are planning their own tribute to 100 years of RCME-history with an extensive display of modern crimebusters and historical slides. Dick Tracy's two way wrist radio should pale in comparison to the talking police car and counterfeit money and disguise technique demonstrations included in the display of modern police methods. The display will appear July 15-20 in the Whoop Up Pavilion at the Exhibition Grounds Also on display will be a collection of children's art Mark's Family Restaurant Specializing in home cooked meals and pastries Family Operated Located on East End of Fort Macleod Phone 234-4055 Box 1268 We Are Proud To Be Part Of Century Celebrations from schools in southern Alberta. The theme is 100 years with the Mounties. The Musical Ride will tour Alberta with funds provided by the Alberta RCMP century celebrations fund. The million fund has provided about million in grants to organizations, individuals and communities in Alberta wanting to mark the force's centennial. The rest of the fund, says co ordinator Dr. Tom Walker of Edmonton, is going into advertising, and public relations to promote historical awareness. "It's to make Albertans aware of their own heritage "We have a history just as much as the provinces down he says. In Lethbridge, the Whoop Up Country Historical Association has received a grant from the century celebration fund. Association head Dr. Arnie Locatelli says his group will spend the money on a sod roof for the Fort and new displays to "liven up" the Exhibition. FORT PHARMACY LIMITED Full line of Souvenirs Cameras Film Supplies China Crystal Health Care Supplies Box 218 Phone 234-3844 FORT MACLEOD WILLIAMS CLOTHING FOOTWEAR LADIES'and MEN'S WEAR BOOTS and SHOES Box 249 Phone 324-3525 FORT MACLEOD, Alta. FOR THE FINEST IN MEN'S AND LADIES' WEAR VISIT FRED TED THAELL Fort Macleod Alberta Phone 234-3212 Happy Holiday I! THE SWINARTON HOTELS Queens and American Hotels Fort Macleod, Alberta Phone 234-3331 REACH'S FORT MACLEOD SINCE the 1880's OF MEN'S LADIES' WEAR Phone 234-3377 GROCERIES Phone 234-3326 We Salute the Memory of those PIONEERS who Founded our Community ;