Don’t close site to guided school tours

The Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is the best national historic site in the world. Our class went there yesterday.

The Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is the best national historic site in the world. Our class went there yesterday.

I learned a lot, like David Thompson was hauling wood and fell and broke his leg and walked with a limp the rest of his life. He got blinded in his right eye from looking at the sun and stars.

He died at age 87. He was the world’s best map maker.

We had lots of fun like touching all different types of furs. The furs were fox, bear, cougar, wolf, buffalo, and many more.

We had fun on the hike seeing where the fort was. I enjoyed the puppet show, The Man That Looked at Stars.

But my favourite part is learning the signals to do the trade because they speak the same language. The reason why it is my favourite part is because it is the most important part of doing the trade.

You get my point. I want other kids to experience what I experienced. Please don’t close the site.

Mason Bruce

Red Deer

Editor’s note: This letter was one of a number written by Grade 4 students at Mattie McCullough Elementary School to draw attention to cutbacks at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, which will result in programs for children not being offered during the school year.

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