The Old Bone Trail is a 1.5 km walking trail that follows the route buffalo bones were taken to the rail yards in Saskatoon. The Métis people were responsible for bringing the bones to the yards, and passing through the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area RSBBAA on the way. The Indigenous and Métis history of the land that is part of the afforestation areas is one aspect that needs to be included through virtual markers on the digital wayfinding app.
The Old Bone Trail was created historically and we now remember the significant role buffalo bones played in the development of Saskatoon. The bones were collected by Métis people, who drove the bones to the rail yards in Saskatoon, passing through the RSBBAA on the way. The bones were then shipped to the USA where they were used for fertilizer, resulting in the growth of the city of Saskatoon.
The trail is also designed to help people understand the Indigenous and Métis history of the land that is part of the afforestation areas. The digital wayfinding app includes virtual markers that tell the story of the land, the people, and the buffalo bones story belonging to the Old Bone Trail heritage. Through these markers, users can learn about the history of the land, and how it was used by the Métis people to collect the bones and bring them to the rail yards.
The Old Bone Trail is a unique and important part of Saskatoon’s history. It is not only a reminder of the important role buffalo bones played in the development of the city, but also an opportunity to learn about the Indigenous and Métis history of the land. With the help of the digital wayfinding app, users can gain a deeper understanding of the land, the people, and the buffalo bones that were brought to the rail yards in Saskatoon.
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For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
NEW P4G District Official Community Plan
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)?with map
Tumblr friendsafforestation.tumblr.comFacebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook: StBarbeBaker Afforestation Area
Facebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreas
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Twitter: St Barbe Baker Charity Twitter:FriendsAreas
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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