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Legacy signs explain local history

Interpretive signage has been placed around Fort Macleod promoting its history.

The history of Fort Macleod is told in a series of interpretive panels displayed around town.
The signage funded by the Alberta centennial project in 2005 portrays the heritage and history
of Fort Macleod.
Legacy signs lead the way on Centennial Legacy Trail on the south side of the Oldman River to the
original site of the original fort east of town. The signs, along with a cairn commemorating the original North West Mounted Police post 200 yards east of the cairn, tell an important story in Fort Macleod’s history.
At the viewing point above the Oldman River valley west of the American Hotel the signs are there describing some of the valley’s flora and fauna.
The story of legendary Mountie Colonel Sam Steele is told on a panel on Col. Sam Steele Avenue.
The Legacy signs tell the story of the people behind Fort Macleod’s historically named avenues.
Panels can also be found in the Devonian Walkway off Main Street.
They’re in the Macleod-Red Crow-Potts Park behind the CIBC, where
a tourist map and the stories of Colonel Macleod, Jerry Potts, Chief Red Crow, and Chief Crowfoot are featured.
There are 40 signs in the Legacy series, displaying historic motif
photographs and brief, well written history.

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