Forts in the West – Fort Whoop Up


Fort Whoop Up, located near present day Lethbridge, Alberta is a reason law and order in the west was needed.  Fort Whoop Up was a whiskey fort, run by scoundrels who had no conscience about who they hurt so long as they made money.  The Natives called this fort Many Ghosts which is a revealing title.

Fort Whoop Up - Murphy beside one of the cannons used for protection

Fort Whoop Up - View from fort - the train bridge Fort Whoop Up - wagon wheels propped against fort wall

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One thought on “Forts in the West – Fort Whoop Up

  1. After talking to my grandson recently – he was talking about the ‘good’ fort (Fort Macleod) and the ‘bad’ fort (Fort Whoop-up) to differentiate between the two. Kids are like sponges.

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