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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ------Sofunfey, 30, THE LETHBXIDGE HERALD 11 South land has history, scenery The district around Lath- bridge has a wealth of histori- cal significance and interesting scenery. Tlie original Fort Whoop-Up site is on the first country road heading west after Kenyon Field Airport, south of the city. A lookout enables one to see the original site of the Fort Whoop- Up trading post and overlook the coulees where the wagon tracks of the early traders and pioneers are still visible. The St. Mary Dam located southwest of Lethbridge is one of the largest earth-fill dams in Canada. It was built at a cost of million and completed in Tourist huts open daily Lethbridge has two tourist in- formation centres which are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help people who are having difficulty finding their destinations. The tourist centres give out maps, brochures and pamph- lets on Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and neighbor- ing United States regions. The centres are located at 7th Ave. S. and Mayor Ma- grath Drive and Highway No. 3 West next to the Brewery gardens. 1951. It is 189 feet high and pro- vides water to irrigate acres of land in Southern Alber- ta and holds acre fcet of water in a man-made lake 11 miles long. Huge linvstone IbouSdera strewn across the floor of the Crowsnest Pass mark the site of the slide at Frank, Alta., on April 29, 1903. The slide was caused by- a huge portion of Turtle Mountain crashing down on the town site and killing at least 70 persons. The Crowsnest Pass area, which cuts through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies from Luiidbreck in southwestern Al- to Cranbrook in south- western British Columbia, can be reached by turning west at Fort Macleod and travelling along Highway 3. The Mormon Temple at Card- ston was built between 1913 and 1921. This temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Lattery-day Saints was constructed as a memorial to early Mormon set- tlers in Canada. It is the only one of its kind in Canada and one of the 13 Mormon temples in the world. Writing on Stons provincial park southeast of Milk River, against the Canada and united Slates border, features weird sandstone formations formed by water and wind erosion. It was a place of awe to the In- dians and so contains several Indian writings. The FORT MACLEOD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Welcomes One and All to Fort Macleod! With a Reminder that 'THE FORT' is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK Throughout the summer we will be featuring: MUSICAL RIDE on the EAST LAWN at a.m., 11 a.m., p.m. ar.d 3 p.m. WED., THURS., FRI., SAT. and SUN. PATROL INSPECTION in the COMPOUND at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. WED., THURS., FRI., SAT. and SUN. WE WILL ALSO BE FEATURING A SPECIAL CANADA DAY PROGRAMME SUNDAY, JULY 1st at 7 P.M. Plan to take in the activities this summer 'THE FORT' located on the West Leg of Hwy. No. 3 FORT MACLEOD WELCOME TORS to MIDNIGHT DAYS THE FORT MACLEOD RODEO JULY 5-6-7 WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU HAVE AN ENJOYABLE STAY IN FORT MACLEOD.. DROP IN AND SAY "HELLO" MAKE US YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME! QUEEN'S HOTEL and AMEPJCAN HOTEL 207 24th Sf. FORT MACLEOD 128 24th St. MACLEOD FOR ALL YOUR 'WESTERN GEAR' AND MERCHANDISE DROP IN TO YOUR ROBINSON STORES 254 24th ST. FORT MACLEOD KEN1 HURLBURT WELCOME to FORT MACLEOD! We fake this opportunity to welcome the many VISITORS and VACATIONERS to BRANT HURLBURT MIDNIGHT DAYS in FORT MACLEOD 5th-6th-7th and fnvrie you to take in the Colorful Parade, Saturday, July 7th Arvrf remind you the famed RCMP MUSICAL RIDE Sunday, July 15th From the community-minded staff of CROSSROADS OF CANADA'S CATTLE COUNTRY' BOX 690 FORT MACLEOD. tlBElin Phone 403 234-3315 AUCTION MARKET ;