Our North Land; Being a Full Account of the Canadian Northwest and Hudson's Bay Route, Together with a Narrative of the Experiences of the Hudson's Ba

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...valleys, through the same chain of mountains. "For the first thirty-five miles the hills descend in steep inclination to the water's edge, and there are indications of snow-slides at several points. The valley averages a mile in breadth, but the river is thickly studded with islands, and has channels washing...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...valleys, through the same chain of mountains. "For the first thirty-five miles the hills descend in steep inclination to the water's edge, and there are indications of snow-slides at several points. The valley averages a mile in breadth, but the river is thickly studded with islands, and has channels washing the bases of the mountains on either side. "Above this, for a distance of about eighty miles till the eastern face of the Cascade range is reached, the valley narrows a little, but the side-hills are not so steep. The valley then opens out somewhat, and the works would be moderate for about forty miles, which distance would bring the line to the Forks of the Skeena, near which there is an Indian Village named Kitmi?. on the map. The elevation at this point is about seven hundred feet above sea level, and the gradients would be very easy throughout the whole distance from the seaboard." Mr Smith further says in his official report:--" The highly favourable reports received respecting the character of the Peace River district, and the prospects held out of a satisfactory route boing obtainable through the Pine River Pass, made it expedient to obtain further information in that direction.... Thus the question of the feasibility of the Pine River Pass is at last solved. The full report has not yet been received; but the distance between Fort McLeod on the west side of the mountains, and the Forks of Pine River on the east side, is roughly estimated at ninety miles. "The gradients are stated to be generally easy, with the exception of about four miles near the summit of the Pass, where they will probably be about sixty feet to the mile; and the work in the construction of a railway would be moderately light, except for a length of ab...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151139092
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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