Posted by: peacevalley | May 25, 2009

Cowboys take to the River

A raft with cowboys will be floating down the river as part of the Paddle for the Peace Day on July 11th, to commemorate the cowboy explorers on the Bedaux Expedition and to celebrate the flowing waters of the Peace River.

The Hudson’s Hope Museum is currently exhibiting Charles Bedaux Expedition, Our Hudson’s Hope Cowboys: Packers on the Trail.

Bedaux’s initial press release claimed the purpose of the journey was “… to open a route between Fort St John, B.C and Telegraph Creek, BC, and to penetrate, explore and compile geographical, geological and meteorological data concerning certain unknown regions in the Canadian Rockies…”.

Click here to see pictures and learn about the historic expedition.

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