NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE
Nine Toe Jim and Quarter Master Sgt. Sidney Stone
SGT STONE’S UNIFORM DATES CIRCA 1879.
THIS IS THE UNIFORM I USED TO PATTERN MY TUNIC.
What follows is an effort on my part to give a brief
the beginning there was Fort Whoop-Up.
around 1870 by
Joe Healy and Al Hamilton from Ft Benton,
it became the most notorious of the whiskey forts
photo, taken in 1874,
is one of the earliest showing the uniforms of the force.
The bearded officer second from the right is sub-inspector F. J. Dickens, son of
Dickens, the author.
8, 1874, The Trek Begins
“Crossing the Dirt Hills” and “Storm on the Third of August” are sketches by
Montreal journalist who accompanied the force on the trek.
The trek was a march from Dufferin in Manitoba to Whoop-Up that caused undue
to those that undertook it.
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