Thursday 9 April 2015

Update to Dartique Lodge

I found some information through an alternate spelling as D'Artigue. I think it is related to the lodge as a search found that both spellings are used in relation to this place. 

According to "D'Artigue was a professor at Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario before joining the NWMP at Fort Macleod in 1882. After leaving the force he ranched in the Ghost River area. He later wrote a book believed to have been called 'Forty Years in Canada'. D'Artigue was born in Southern France."

As per another source there was land set aside for a school that was never built because it turned out there was not enough demand. Children ended up going to other schools in the area.   

1 comment:

  1. Good find! Always interesting to find out more history,