Blakiston flats

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Harvesting hay on Waterton Lakes National Park.

Blakistan flats is the name given to a portion of Waterton Lakes Park that was given over to pastures to grow fodder for the horses park staff required, in the early 20th century.[1]

1916 was the first year that parkland was used to grow fodder.[1] 20 acres were set aside. The number of horses park staff used fluctuated, but in 1924 they employed forty horses.

The hay meadows were located on or near the Blakiston Fan, where a creek connects upper Waterton Lake to lower Waterton Lake.[1]