sask:misc:nwmp


NWMP


North-West Mounted Police

Formed May 23, 1873 by act of Parliament

Their Uniform- a Scarlet Red Tunic and Blue Trousers, Pill Box Cap or White Helmet

Became Royal Northwest Mounted Police, (RNWP) in 1904 and in 1920 merged with the Dominion Police, to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police(RCMP)

1874 the NWMP made a trek west, thru the area of SE Saskatchewan, the reason for this web page

Please Note- The True 1874 NWMP Trail is not exactly where some towns and villages would like you to believe.
Seems the tourist industry got involved, and bent the truth to entice tourists to stop in their areas.
This was named the “Red Coat trail”, So just because a certain town says they went thru their town, it might have really been south or north of that area, but to be able to drive the real trail, the Red Coat Trail follows the highways in the area.

Mounted Police Stations in the North-West Territories in 1888
Regina- Headquarters, Main Depot
Banff
Battle Creek (alt: Ten Mile Crossing)
Battleford
Batoche
Big Bend
Bressalor
Broadview
Bull's Head
Calgary
Canmore
Camp Norris
Cannington
Carlyle
Crow's Nest
Dickinsons
Dry Forks Kootenai (Kootenay)
Dunmore
East End Post
Edmonton
Farwell (alt- Farwell's Coulee)
Fort McLeod
Fort Qu'Appelle
Fort Saskatchewan
Fort Whoop-Up
Gleichen
Graburn Butte
High River
Kennedy's Post
Kipps Coulee
Laggan
Langenburg
Lees Creek
Lethbridge
Lucas Grove (alt: Bigstone Creek)
Maple Creek
Medicine Hat
Milk River Ridge (1888- Outpost erected that held 8 men and horses, commanded the Benton Trail)
Millers (No post, stop over place only?)
Miller's Ranche
Moose Jaw
Moosomin
Morley
Muskeg Lake
Onion Lake
Pendant d'Oreille
Pincher Creek
Prince Albert
Pothole
Qu'Appelle
Raburn
Red Deer
Saltcoats
Saskatchewan Landing
Saskatoon
Scarlets
Sixty Mile Bush
Snake Creek
Souris River
Stand Off
Stimsons
Stopping House (no post, Stop over place only?)
St. Albert (Outpost erected in 1888)
St. Mary's
Swift Current
Tail Creek
The Leavings
Touchwood
Victoria (Located on North Saskatchewan River)
Whitewood
Willow Bunch
Willow Creek
Wolseley
Woodend
Wood Mountain Post (125 mi SW of Regina, 1888 improvements made to this outpost)
Writing Stone

I did research back in 2014 and had this info below on my Woodend Page, so added it here now instead.
Exact year of this list I didn't record, but noticed Woodend isn't listed and Estevan is.

Total NWMP Districts= 8, Detachments= 71

Regina- (Depot Division)
established as a Training Depot in 1885
18 Detachments
Estevan, Moosomin, Saltcoats, Wood Mountain*, Moose Jaw, Oxbow, Fort Qu'Appelle, Wolseley, Whitewood, Kutawa, Fort Pelly, Yorktown, North Portal, Town Station, Willow Bunch, Nut Lake, and Emerson.

*Wood Mountain was “B” Division headquarters ca 1889
“B” Division changed to Dawson City, Yukon

Maple Creek “A” Division
7 Detachments
(Fort Walsh Headquarters)
Farwell, Ten Mile, Medicine Lodge, Medicine Hat, Town Station, Swift Current, East Ebb

Battleford “C” Division
5 Detachments
(Headquarters Fort Battleford established 1876 operated to 1924)
Onion Lake, Jackfish. Maefarlano, Henrietta. Saskatchewan

Macleod “D” Division
13 Detachments
(Fort Macleod was headquarters)
Pincher Creek, Big Bend, Kootenay, Stand Off, St. Mary's Kipp, Leavings, Mosquito Creek, Porcupine. Piegan, Town Patrol, Lees Creek, Herd Camp, Fort Steele

Calgary “E” Division
12 Detachments
(Fort Calgary was headquarters)
Red Deer, Gleichen, High River, Olds, Banff, Canmore, Millarville, Rosebud, Morley, lnnisfail, Sarcee Reserve, Okotoks

Prince Albert “F” Division
4 Detachments
Duck Lake, Batoche, Rosthern, Fletts Springs

Edmonton “G” District
7 Detachments
(Fort Saskatchewan was the Headquarters)
Edmonton, St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, Lacombe, Peace River Landing, Lesser Slave Lake, Fort Chippewyan.

Lethbridge “K” District
5 Detachments
Coutts, Milk River Ridge, St. Mary's, Writing on Stone, Pendant d'Oreille

External Links
Note- NOT my sites, links may not work in the future

Canadian Encyclopedia
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/north-west-mounted-police/

http://nwmphistory.ca/eng_html/4.2.4_historyofmajor_development.html



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