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The Forks in 1875

The Forks, looking westward toward the Assiniboine River in 1875

The Forks, looking westward toward the Assiniboine River in (a) 1875 and (b) 2001. The complete absence of riverbank trees in the earlier photograph reflects extensive deforestation caused by small-scale logging of river lots during the mid-19th century.

The Forks in 2001

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