The NWMP Jail

This building is a representation of a North West Mounted Police jail. The closest real NWMP jail was located at the junction of the Little Bow and the Old Man Rivers. Inside the jail has the story of:
— The formation of the NWMP in 1873
— The trek across the prairies in 1874
— The successes in maintaining law and order to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Prisoners in Outposts such as this would only stay for a few days, while awaiting trial. They received 3 meals a day and a bath and clean clothes once a week. Silence was enforced and disobedience was punished with solitary confinement or a diet of only bread and water. The cell was built by John Rudelich and the bunks inside are from the holding cell in Picture Butte.