Colonel P. Robertson-Ross/Johnson-Stevenson Stopping House Marker, Airdrie, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 51° 17.551 W 114° 00.167
11U E 708967 N 5686621
Quick Description: This plaque commemorates 2 pieces of local history.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/11/2011 8:23:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMCJ3X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 5

Long Description:
There are 2 pieces of historical information on this cairn, and each has its own plaque.

The text on the plaques reads:

(One plaque)
"Colonel P. Robertson-Ross.
In the fall of 1872 colonel P Robertson-Ross, Adjutant-General of the militia of Canada, camped in the McPherson Coulee area while on a trip to study the need for a Mounted Police force in the west. Erected by the Nose Creek Historical Society.

(2nd Plaque)
Johnson Stevenson Stopping House
This cairn, erected by the Nose Creek Historical Society, is to Commemorate the first stopping house in the area (SW 1/4-36-27-1-W/5th), where, four miles north of the present town of Airdrie, and one day's journey from Fort Calgary, food and lodging was available to patrols of the North West Mounted Police in the late 1800's.
Erected by the Nose Creek Historical Society


1874-1974
This project was undertaken with assistance from the Alberta-R.C.M.P.
Century Celebrations Committee
in recognition of a Centuryof peace and progress in Alberta."
Type of Marker: Geographical / Natural History

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: There is room for three cars to park nearby.

Placement agency: Nose Creek Historical Society

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