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History Bites
Aboriginal Art
The largest concentration of aboriginal rock art on the North American plains can be found at the archeological preserve of Writing-On-Stone.
Fishy Facts
Reservoir 'Eyes
The Milk River Ridge Reservoir, created by the St. Mary Irrigation system, has become a favourite haunt of walleye fishers.
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Milk River
First came the torrents from melting mountain glaciers, gouging a wide, jagged canyon through the sandstone of the North American plains. The raging waters carved their way east and south, racing toward the Gulf of Mexico. But as northern ice gave way, sending water off in new directions, the mighty Milk contracted, exposing its canyon walls to the punishing force of wind and rain. Today, easy-does-it Milk River kayakers and canoeists who float through a magical, mystical landscape of towering hoodoos and sculptured rock lands are likely to sense the sacred spirit of place that inspired the aboriginal artists of Writing-On-Stone. The Milk River is an uncommon Canadian river, set apart by its landscape, its pale and sediment-laden hue, its rugged ranching history, and most of all, its southern-seeking drainage. The meandering Milk claims dual citizenship, originating in the mountains of northern Montana, flowing north and east for 385 kilometres though the plains of southern Alberta, and turning south again to end its 1,005 kilometre run at its confluence with the Missouri River. With its cottonwoods and its coulees, its cottontails and its coyotes, the Milk is a grassland oasis, a sheltered, serene refuge in a dry and windswept land.