Tag Archives: Hugh McIntyre

Where is the Resting Knoll?

In the Spirit River area, we don’t often think of our history as one of blood and battles.  Yet before we were all here this place was very different. Take, for example, this entry from the travel journal of Hugh … Continue reading

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The Legend of Spirit River

Another spooky story about Spirit River! Hugh McIntyre, an early traveller in our area, recorded the origin of Spirit River’s name: The Spirit River runs at the back of the barn thru ravines a hundred feet deep–just a poky little … Continue reading

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Hugh McIntyre’s Night of Fright

If you like this post, check out the Ghosts and Legends category for more! Hallowe’en month is upon us, so watch out for plenty of scary Spirit River stories here on Town Spirit! Starting with this one, entered in Hugh … Continue reading

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More From McIntyre

Hugh McIntyre, of Pipestone, Manitoba, visited the Peace Country back in 1912, keeping a diary of his journey (more about that here).  His impressions of this area are fun to read with the buffer of time and progress between us … Continue reading

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Secret Agents Scouted Spirit River

In 1912 four men set out from Pipestone, Manitoba to the Dunvegan area.  Many did: advertisements proclaiming the opportunities to be found in the golden Peace Country were easy to come by at the time, and a real picture of … Continue reading

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