Men in front of Humboldt Telegraph Station

Image of Humboldt Telegraph Station, likely during the Northwest Resistance. On back of photo: From left to right: Sergeant Mickey Farren of Winnipeg, who was supply officer for the troops during the Reil (sic) Rebellion of 1885; Tom Sanderson, who was taken prisoner at Hoods Mail Station, and who was afterwards sent by Reil (sic) with messages to Major Crozier at Carelton (sic); the man in the door is Tom Pike, operator of Humboldt Mail Station; seated is Wm. Scott, in charge of the Mail Station; and standing are two Metis who had been caught stealing summer supplies."

Historical note:

In 1878, George and Catherine Weldon set off for the open prairie on a challenging adventure - the development of the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Line. Their task was to construct the Humboldt Telegraph Station and provide a communication link to eastern Canada. They became known for the warmth and hospitality they showed weary travelers along the Carlton Trail. The Humboldt Telegraph Station played a pivotal role in the 1885 uprising at Batoche, when Lt. Colonel Denison fortified the site with an extensive series of trenches, in support of General Middleton's battle with Louis Riel.
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Prince Albert Historical Society, PAHS Archives collection, H series-H-383 (H series); records from Our Legacy site,
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