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Oct 2, 2008 - Touring Historic Ft Steele

In the morning we travelled into Cranbrook, 9 miles to the SW of Ft Steele. We looked around and got caught up on some shopping. The afternoon was spent with a visit to Historic Ft Steele. Historic Fort Steele is quite similar to Heritage Park in Calgary. Fort Steele was a boom town in the late 1890’s and expected to grow even bigger when the railroad passed through it. Unfortunately, the rail line went through Cranbrook, 9 miles south of Fort Steele. Within 10 years, it became almost a ghost town (the population had dwindled to 50...

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