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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, September J, 1970 THE LETH8RIDGE HERALD iT, I erected by the Lethbridge Jay- cees in 1946, on property owned bv farmer Hubbsrd at the Even the family pets went junctjori Of the Oldman and St. Mary Rivers. When Sir Alexander Gait Mil- MI. llubbaid cleaietl a road; curator George Watson and provided a temporary dock planned last Sunday's visit to file old Fort Whoop-Up site, he ex pected as many as 50 people to go along But 110 cars carried almost 4CO people there, and Mr. Wat- son said all he couid think of to say was that he was sautly dumbfounded" at the turnout. The site of the original foil marked by stone i caress which took visitors across (he river from j ths end of the roi-.d to the mile- square Hollands on which the fort stood. A few people swam the river, i after finding it a bit too deep at some points to walk across.! Others walked farther i stream to a shallower spot and proved that an afternoon cairn spent wading in the river ap- peals to people of all ages. The Whoop-Up flag, which flew on the old trading fort and has become Fort Whoop-Up's official symbol, was part of the afternoon's more ceremonial aspects and fl.ew in the breeze atop a bluff overlooking the river. Southern Alberta historian: Alex Johnston explained the j history of the fort, and the Whoop-Up Trau trade route i from Fort Benton, Montana j Uirr-gh Alberta towards Cal- gary. Ox cart nils can still be j seen at several points. i Encouraged by the success of i this year's visit, Mr. Walson j says he will arrange one next summer. Another oriented ceremony will take place Fri- day, Sept. 18 when the federal government's Historic Service dedicates a now cairn to the fort, at a point more- accessibly located for tourists. The ceremonies will be open to the public, and take place near (he department of trans- port's weal h e r station just southwest of the airport. The new cairn will overlook Whoop- Up Coulee, part of the old Whcop-Up Trail, and ihe origin- al fort site is visible in iho valley helovv. FINAL 3 DAYS OF BUYRITE'S CLEARANCE OF FIT RITE TAILORS CLOSE-OUT STOCK at 1 2 PRICE AND t; 1 i f- J MEN'S SUITS Finest quality Worsted Suits Don- N-y- N. ant! Single Breasted Stylss i j Assorted Colors. Sizes 36 to 44. j yy Reg. 79.50. O7.B5 NOW ONLY .Of' fee-Reg. 89.50. NOW ONLY ftt -x i; NoVoNLY ALL ALTERATIONS EXTRA PLEASE MEN'S GWG CASUALS DRESS SLACKS Broken Site Range. 100% Pure Wool. AT Permanent Crease. Assorted Colors. GOING AT Assorted Colors. Size, 28, 30, 32 and 34. TA PRICE RW- "-so. Q.95 FOR ONLY siwy f MEN'S SPORT SHIRTS Broken Sizes. Assorted colors. if AC Reg. to 6.00. x fl ALL IS TOP QUALITY BRANDED MERCHANDISE AU SALES CASH PLEASE -NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES BUYRITE MEN'S WEAR 318 5th Streef S. fv J X' Black and White TVs Color Television Stereos oy STEREO -k RADIO TAPE RECORDER With 1 year worranty on all parts and labor. Fronf-mounted' extended range speaker. LIMITED QUANTITY Records, rodio, your favorite tape recording enjoy (hem en this superlative stereophonic sound centre. Dynamic-30 solid state amplifier, Gerrard chongcr, Built-in Tape Recorder, 6 speaker Walnut cabinet. Suggested List CLEAR-OUT SPECIAL "TELEVISION IS OUR MIDDLE NAME" TWO STORES TO SERVE YOU 535 13th STREET NORTH ;