Between 1883 and 1890, goods were freighted by land from the new railroad that ran through Swift Current, and to the territorial capitol of Battleford to the north. Parts of the trail are still visible. The iconic photographer and prairie chronicler Everett Baker recognized its importance, and took measures to identify and preserve it.
Looking for something to do this summer? The Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society is organizing a repeat of their 2015 trek along this trail. The walk takes place from Aug 3 to Aug 20, and everyone is welcome to take part in some or all of the event. To learn more, check out their website.