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Early fur trading post found in Edmonton

Construction work in Edmonton, Alberta, has unearthed the remains of the city’s first settlement.

What construction crews thought was just a trench is now being considered the discovery of the city’s first fur trading fort, under the city’s Rossdale Power Plant.

Archeologists digging at the site discovered what is believed to be the remains of a trading post’s outer stockade wall trench.

The discovery was made underneath the concrete floor of the power plant’s demolished machine shop, a few hundred metres from where a known burial ground was previously found on the Rossdale Power Plant property.

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Story: CTV News | Photo: CTV News

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