Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Fort à la Corne


Fort à la Corne , an historic fur-trading post built by the French about 12 miles below the Forks of the Saskatchewan river, shortly after 1750. It may have been the "Fort La Jonquière'' said to have been built by a party sent out by Niverville in 1751; or it may have been built by La Come in 1753 or 1754. Henday stopped at it in 1755. It was just below the "Waiting Point" where the prairies first overlook the river After the British conquest, it was re-occupied by some of the "Canada pedlars"; and from 1797 to 1805 it was a post of the North West Company. It was rebuilt by the Hudson's Bay Company about 1846; and in 1887 it was moved back from the river to its present position. In 1932 it was abandoned. It was known at different periods also as Upper Neepawa, Fort des Prairies, and Fort des Trembles; but these names were applied also to other forts at various times.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 364-365.


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