Battle of Ridgeway
Battle of Ridgeway, 2 June 1866.
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Battle of Ridgeway, 2 June 1866.
Before a national program of designating historic places was developed, the Government of Canada erected a monument commemorating the Battle of Crysler's Farm on the battlefield in 1895.
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Steele Narrows Battle, at Loon Lake, 95 km NE of Lloydminster, scene of the last shots fired in the NORTH-WEST REBELLION on 3 June 1885.
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