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Bone Trail

Buffalo bones were scattered all over the prairies from hunts in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The native community relied on the buffalo for many aspects of its day to day lifestyle, using the meat for food, the hide for shelter. When the early forts were established, the early traders would also partake in buffalo hunts. Hunters would also come from England and USA for a buffalo hunt. The method of the hunt did not just kill the buffalo needed, but would eliminate the entire herd, and in the early 1900's the buffalo was virtually extinct. The bones were collected and sent east to be used for fertilizer.

In the distance the Agrium potash mine can be seen north of the marker. Potash if a major Saskatchewan industry and is used for fertilizer .
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