Friday, December 5, 2008

Canadian Mounties

I have gotten lots of email from people requesting that I periodically post a picture of Canada. Well, today is your day. This is a picture of the Canadian Mounted Police, also known as the Mounties. The picture was taken in 1900. I actually have never read much about the Mounties, so can not offer too much info on them. Maybe one of our Canadian friends can share some insight on them.

6 comments:

  1. looks like JOHN CLEESE,standing in r,rear,,thought he was english?

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  2. The "Mounties", real identy Royal Cabadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are Canada's national police force. In addition to their countrywide function, in many provinces they also act as local police officer on a contract basis. The began in the early west as the North West Mounted Police and served effectively to police the mainly developing population of the western territories. These consisted mainly of what is now Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Their distinguishing feature has been their red tunics and ability to be effective with relatively small numbers of officers.

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  3. Well it is said that we Canadians are a funny lot. Have a look at the guy in the back row centre, a young Pythonesque "Adolf HILTER"

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  4. All I can think of is Nelson Eddy and Jeannette MacDonald and all those great old movies!!

    He was always as a Mountie - why?

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  5. I know you Americans know very little about Canada its people and history. We Canadians know a lot about America - their history and their politics. How about a few pictures of famous canadians and see if we north of the 49th and you americans can figure out who they are.

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  6. I love that you get requests for CanCon photos. I personally would love to see more as well.

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