Shown at Fort Walsh, the North West Mounted Police outpost, in 1881, Jack Clark holds an 1873 Winchester and wears prairie attire that is in keeping with the Rocky Mountain Ranger uniform. The force often took on former policemen as civilian scouts, since many of them were intermarried with natives or Métis and thus offered valuable experience, especially during the years of Sitting Bull’s Sioux exile in the Cypress Hills. – Courtesy Provincial Archives of Alberta A.19402 –
Niagara Falls in Goldstream Provincial Park - Just scouting out potential locations for next falls photo workshops on Vancouver Island. I'll be going back again in 3 weeks to see how it looks when autumn is in fully fury.