Mapper of Mountains: M. P. Bridgland in the Canadian Rockies, 1902-1930

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Mapper of Mountains follows the career of Dominion Land Surveyor Morrison Parsons Bridgland, who provided the first detailed maps of many regions of the Canadian Rockies. Between 1902 and 1930, this unheralded alpinist perfected phototopographical techniques to compile a series of mountaintop photographs during summers of field work, and spent his winters collating them to provide the Canadian government, tourists, and mountain climbers with accurate topographical maps. Bridgland was a great climber and ...
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Overview

Mapper of Mountains follows the career of Dominion Land Surveyor Morrison Parsons Bridgland, who provided the first detailed maps of many regions of the Canadian Rockies. Between 1902 and 1930, this unheralded alpinist perfected phototopographical techniques to compile a series of mountaintop photographs during summers of field work, and spent his winters collating them to provide the Canadian government, tourists, and mountain climbers with accurate topographical maps. Bridgland was a great climber and co-founder of the Alpine Club of Canada. Mapper of Mountains also tells the story of the Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project, which studies the changes sustained in the Rockies, repeating the field work accomplished by Bridgland almost a century ago.

 

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.S. MacLaren teaches Canadian history and Canadian literature at the University of Alberta in the departments of History and Classics, and English and Film Studies. His research interests include history of the book, narratives and sketches by explorers and travelers of western and northern Canada, early Canadian poetry, and the history of the Rocky Mountain national parks. He is an adjunct professor with the Canadian Circumpolar Institute.

Eric Higgs directs the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria.

Gabrielle Zezulka-Mailloux is Senior Researcher at UTSB Research. She lives in Banff, Alberta.

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Table of Contents

Foreword IX
Preface XI
Acknowledgments XV
Abbreviations XVII
1 Measuring the West Before Bridgland: Exploring, Surveying, and Mapping 1
Early Explorers, Surveyors, and Map-makers
The Advent of the Dominion Lands Survey
Railway Survey in the Athabasca Valley, 1872
Surveyors Strive to Stay Ahead of the Railway Builders
Surveying the Canadian Rocky Mountains Using Phototopography
Notes
2 Bridgland's Life and Times 1878-1914 45
Bridgland's Roots
Bridgland's Early Years
A Career of Adventure
Bridgland's First Year in the Mountains
Rocks and Hard Places
Surveying the Main Range of the Canadian Rockies
Marriage and Family
The Alpine Club of Canada Is Born
The ACC's First Annual Summer Camp, 1906
ACC Summer Camps, 1907-1911
Bridgland the Consummate Guide
Triangulation Surveys of the Railway Belt, Crowsnest Forest Reserve, and Waterton Lakes Park
Notes
3 Bridgland's Survey of Jasper Park 1915 99
One Last Photograph
Creating a Park
More Than a Normal Summer's Work
First Peak of the Season-Signal Mountain
Bridgland's Photographic Methods
More Peaks and Valleys
Inside Bridgland's Dark-tent
Surveying to the South and North
A Day Off, A Life Lost
August Along the Athabasca
Autumn in the Valley
Once Home in Calgary, the Challenge of Map-making
Mapping from the Phototopographic Surveys
The Art of Bridgland's Photographs
Bridgland's Monumental Achievement
Notes
M.P. Bridgland's Maps of Jasper 159
4 Bridgland's Life and Times 1916-1948 169
M.P. Becomes an Author, 1916
Bow River and Clearwater Forest Reserves, and Beyond, All the Way to Pitt Lake, 1917-1921
Surveying Kootenay Park, 1922-1923
Surveys Engineer, 1924-1931
Forced Retirement
Bridgland's Later Life, 1931-1948
Mapper of Mountains
Notes
5 Bridgland's Legacy: Culture, Ecology, and Restoration in Jasper National Park, and the Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project 211
Tracking Ecological and Cultural Changes by Photographs
The Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project
Comparing the Original and Repeat Photographs of Jasper
Battling the Scythe of Old Man Time-Preserving Both Sets of Photographs
Bridgland's Legacy
Notes
Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project 243
Appendices 265
Sources 271
Index 283
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