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Title: Cricket Bat

Date: ca. 1870

The North-West Mounted Police enjoyed the popular sports of the day. Many of the first members of the Force grew up playing cricket, either in their English homeland or in eastern Canada. This bat belonged to British-born NWMP Sergeant-Major William Parker, and has his son's name written on it. Parker may have made the bat in the 1870s and used it in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Collection Area: Military and Mounted Police

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: C-4086

Image No: P0005105

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with The North-West Mounted Police: Policing the West education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.

This artifact is also featured in the online exhibition Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta.

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