Saturday, October 13, 2007

Dig uncovers more of Winnipeg's Upper Fort Garry
An archeological dig in Winnipeg has unearthed part of Upper Fort Garry, considered by some to be the birthplace of Winnipeg.

The footing of the fort's northwest bastion was uncovered Wednesday in the middle of the parking lot behind the Grain Exchange Curling Club, near Fort Street and Assiniboine Avenue.

The city hired archeologists to search the area for the exact location of the bastion and the fort's west wall to ensure new developments in the area don't overlap it.