Fort Whoop-Up was the nickname (eventually adopted as the official name) given to a whisky trading post, originally Fort Hamilton, near what is now Lethbridge, Alberta. During the late 19th century, the post served as a centre for various illegal activities. The sale of whisky was outlawed but, due to the lack of a police force in the region at the time, many whisky traders had settled in the area and taken to charging unusually high prices for their goods.

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  • Fort Whoop-Up was the nickname (eventually adopted as the official name) given to a whisky trading post, originally Fort Hamilton, near what is now Lethbridge, Alberta. During the late 19th century, the post served as a centre for various illegal activities. The sale of whisky was outlawed but, due to the lack of a police force in the region at the time, many whisky traders had settled in the area and taken to charging unusually high prices for their goods. Fort Whoop-Up is also the name of a replica site and interpretive centre built in Indian Battle Park. Information on the history of the National Historic Site (which is the archaeological site - the original site) can be found here: (en)
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  • William S. Gladstone
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  • Established
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  • Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre, August 2008
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  • Nickname adopted as official name
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  • Battle of the Belly River, NWMP March West 1874
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  • J.J. Healy, A.B. Hamilton
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  • Canada Alberta
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http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/hypernym
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  • Fort Whoop-Up was the nickname (eventually adopted as the official name) given to a whisky trading post, originally Fort Hamilton, near what is now Lethbridge, Alberta. During the late 19th century, the post served as a centre for various illegal activities. The sale of whisky was outlawed but, due to the lack of a police force in the region at the time, many whisky traders had settled in the area and taken to charging unusually high prices for their goods. (en)
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  • Fort Whoop-Up (en)
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  • Fort Whoop-Up (en)
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