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The Columbia Trail

Uncovering a piece of history.

Pete Murphy and Tom Peterson, through their work on the Whirlpool River Project, have been re-discovering the historic overland route of the fur trade up the Whirlpool River—the Columbia Trail. In the course of doing so, they have also been re-tracing the route through the rest of Jasper National Park. Karen Byers of the Jasper Yellowhead Museum helped with this project. Deliverables include a voice-over powerpoint presentationnow posted on the fRI Research website; a downloadable .pdf of the presentation available on the fRI Research website, and; a plot of the trail on maps and air photos (not yet complete, pending further field checking).

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    La Grande Traverse video series

    Series of videos by Dr. Peter Murphy

    La Grande Traverse, Part 1

    Presentation by Dr. Peter Murphy

    La Grande Traverse Part 2

    Presentation by Dr. Peter Murphy.

    La Grande Traverse Part 3

    Presentation by Dr. Peter Murphy

    La Grande Traverse Part 4

    Presentation by Dr. Peter Murphy

    Julie Duval

    Program Lead

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