Wednesday, May 31, 2017

FORT MCLEOD

Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of AlbertaCanada. It was founded as a North-West Mounted Police barracks, and is named in honour of the North-West Mounted Police Colonel James Macleod. It was known as the Town of Macleod between 1892 and 1912.[6]

The fort was built as a 70 by 70 meters square (233 by 233 ft) on October 18, 1874. The east side held the men's quarters and the west side held those of the Mounties. Buildings such as hospitals, stores, and guardrooms were in the south end. Stables and the blacksmith's shop were in the north end.

Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey in Fort Macleod to film scene from ‘Interstellar’

Director Christopher Nolan talks to star Matthew McConaughey during a break in the filming of ‘Interstellar’ on Wednesday in Fort Macleod.
One of Hollywood’s brightest stars shone Wednesday on Main Street Fort Macleod.
Matthew McConaughey was in town to film a scene from his new movie “Interstellar.”