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North Battleford Mural 22
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North Battleford Mural 22
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Description : North Battleford and Battleford are very close to each other. The communities are near where two rivers run together. These rivers are the North Saskatchewan River and the Battle River. Before the explorers and pioneers came, the Cree and Blackfoot tribes fought many times along the river. They called the river the fighting water. This is how the river became known as Battle River. A fort was built in 1805 so trappers could bring their furs to sell. The fort grew into a town in 1874. In 1876 the North West Mounted Police build Fort Battleford. A railroad was built on the other side of the river and more people came (1905). The town that grew on the north side of the river became known as North Battleford.

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