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THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS., Guillet, Edwin C.

Author Name    Guillet, Edwin C.

Title   THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Publisher   Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968

Seller ID   28211

246 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "From portage trails snaking their way through the wilderness to superhighways carrying the raw materials and produce of an industrial nation, Canada's roads have had a romantic but long-neglected history. The problems which Canada has faced in seeking to connect two oceans by road would have been formidable even in a land more densely populated. Early builders found their way blocked by forest and swamp, rivers, rocks, vast areas of grassland, mountains, and muskeg. Their gradual success is recounted from the woodland trail cleared by Champlain in Acadia on through the early construction by corvee in New France; the Temiscouta Trail between the Atlantic Provinces and the Canadas; the infamous corduroy roads and bridges which jolted passengers unmercifully and lamed their horses; the plank roads, Canada's first contribution to road-building science; the cart tracks cut into the virgin prairies by Metis buffalo hunters; the Cariboo Road, build through sheer canyons and over mountain passes to the gold fields fo the Upper Fraser; and the vehicles which travelled these routes - the wonderul assortment of sleighs, caleches, buckboards, Red River carts, wagons, and stage-coaches of the nineteenth century. Then came the automobile, and with it an unprecedented personal mobility. Today Canada's roads are one of her principal resources. The Trans-Canada Highway, a dream for most of a century, has forged a new tie of asphalt and concrete, unifying the country." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, tiny dent on front hinge.

Automobiles,  Bridges,  Buggies,  Caleche,  Canadian  Good  Roads  Association,  Canoe  Routes,  Cariboo  Road,  Carriole,  City  Streets,  James  P.  Cockburn,  Common  Roads,  Corduroy,  Dawson  Road,  Douglas-Lillooet  Road,  Edmonton-Calgary  Road,  Ferries,  Fords,  French,  Fur  Trade,  Horses,  Hudson's  Bay  Company,  Humber-Holland  Trail,  Ice  Bridges,  Indians,  Kingston  Road,  Klondike,  MacAdamized,  Macdonald-Cartier  Freeway,  Highway  401,  Mackenzie  Highway,  Manitoba  Motor  Leauge,  Military  Roads,  John  Moodie,  Muskeg,  North  West  Company,  North  West  Territories,  Northwest,  Overlanders,  Pack  Trains,  Plank  Roads,  Port  Royal,  Postal  Service,  Queen  Elizabeth  Way,  Railways,  Red  River  Carts,  Construction,  Engineering,  Financing,  MacHinery,  Rogers  Pass,  Thomas  Roy,  St  John's-port  Aux  Basqus  Railway,  John  Graves  Simcoe,  Elizabeth  Simcoe,  Stage  Coach,  Statute  Labour,  Street  Railways,  Albot  Roads,  Temiscouata  Trail,  Portage  Road,  Toll  Roads,  Toront-Hamilton  Highway,  Tourism,  Catharine  Traill,  Trans-Canada  Highway,  Trucking,  Wagons,  Walking,  Washboard,  William  Weller,  Thomas  W.  Wilby,  Winter,  Yonge  Street,  York  Boats,  Yukon  Roads. 

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