Monday, July 23, 2012

Swimming with the Ox at Old Crossing Treaty Park

Near Huott, Minnesota, the Pembina  Trail, otherwise known as The Woods Trail (one of the major branches of The Red River Ox Cart Trails), crossed the Red Lake River at what is now known as Old Crossing Treaty Park. After a hot, bug ridden day of carting on one of the  remnants of the trail, Scout the Ox, Harry the Dog, and I stopped at the park for a swim in the river. This is the location where oxcarts on the trail forded the river, and it became a well known meeting spot as well. The crossing is rich in history and is home to the annual Chautauqua and French Festival at Old Crossing Treaty Park.

Historical reference photo: State Historical Society of North Dakota

Music: Jig of Slurs
Album: Cup of Tea
Group: Siainte
Source: Free Music Archive


Anonymous said...

Looks like you tried your camera out for waterproofness! Harlie enjoyed watching "Cow in the water"!

LTD said...

Hi Harlie! It's just like swimming with the dolphins. :)

Sarah said...

Oh my! Were you wearing a life jacket?!?? Looks like an adventure for sure :)

Anonymous said...

Watching this again - this is one of Harlie's favorites, she requested it again :-)