Wednesday, July 02, 2008

All Trails Lead From Pembina/St. Vincent

Roberta Olson, editor of the Melrose Beacon, was kind enough to share the map below, which shows all the major trails used by the fur traders back in the day. You could call any of them a "Red River Trail" in general, since they spring from the same place - the Red River settlement area at the border, at Pembina/St. Vincent. However, you'll notice on the map that there is a particular trail that follows the Red south that is called the Red River Trail. Going by this map, it appears that Orlin Ostby is following the Woods Trail...