Places of Historical Interest
Around 1895 there occurred the Frog Lake massacre which involved the white men and the Indians. Louis Riel had set the Indians against the white men and they believed photos The Indians went on the warpath burning buildings and killing some of the white men. One of the men who survived was Mr. Wm. B. Cameron who at that time was quite young. A monument has been set up at Frog Lake in remembrance of that time. North of Elk Point is the old Red River Cart Trail that the pioneers traveled as they journeyed westward. The trail went across Mr. Andrishak's land which used to belong to Mr. Charles Hood. This trail went all the way from Winnipeg to Lac La Biche. Other trails turning off at Battleford went into the southern part of Alberta. On the other side of Frog Lake situated by the Saskatchewan River used to be the barracks of the North West Mounted Police. Indians, raided Fort Pitt and killed some of the police. The police were buried there. When the settlers first came to this country there was plenty of wild game such as elk, moose, and deer. Moose Mountain seemed to be there feeding grounds at that time. One could see as many as forty or fifty elk to a herd. That is how Moose Mountain happened to get its name. Buffalo at one time had been plentyful in this country too. On the side hills there still remains the foot deep paths in places where they roamed the hills. In old dried-up slough bottoms you still find there skeletons.