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Upper Canada sketches
     

Upper Canada sketches

by Thomas Conant
 

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1898
Original Publisher: W. Briggs Subjects: Ontario

History / General

History / Canada / General

Travel / Canada / Ontario Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1898
Original Publisher: W. Briggs Subjects: Ontario

History / General

History / Canada / General

Travel / Canada / Ontario Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: CHAPTER III. A home in the wilderness -- Salmon fishing -- An idyllic life -- Logging -- Fur trade -- Durham boats -- Rapids of the St. Lawrence -- Trading with the Indians -- The Hudson's Bay Company -- Coureurs du dot's -- Maple sugar making -- Friendly Indians. "Our young, wild land, the free, the proud ! Uncrush'd by power, unawed by fear, Her knee to none but God is bow'd, For nature teaches freedom here ; From gloom and sorrow, to light and flowers Expands this heritage of ours : Life, with its myriad hopes, pursuits, Spreads sails, rears roofs, and gathers fruits. But pass two fleeting centuries back, This land, a torpid giant, slept, Wrapp'd in a mantle, thick and black, That o'er its mighty frame had crept, Since stars and angels sang, as earth Shot from its Maker into birth." GOLDEN autumn days were those when the emigrants' long journey was nearing its end. Provision must first be made for the cattle and horses. October was upon them and winter near. z o 1l o: H Q Z bl o t = i Ul u S to a I- = . Z O o o o E bl O A HOME-MADE GRIST-MILL. 33 At Arnall's Creek -- then known as Barber's Creek -- they found a flat of marsh-grass quite free from the forest trees which then were universal above the water's edge of Lake Ontario. Here they pitched their tents, the creek and lake forming two sides of a triangle for defence from wolves, leaving one side only to be protected. Salmon would run in November, and the winter's supply of fish cou...

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BN ID:
2940022007800
Publisher:
Toronto : W. Briggs
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