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PADDLE WHEELS TO BUCKET-WHEELS ON THE ATHABASCA., MacGregor, J.G.

Author Name    MacGregor, J.G.

Title   PADDLE WHEELS TO BUCKET-WHEELS ON THE ATHABASCA.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1974

ISBN Number    0771054505 / 9780771054501

Seller ID   28077

190 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)ells the story of Canada's Athabasca area in Northern Alberta. There, one of nature's mightiest rivers and the gigantic lake into which it flows have witnessed the exploits of fur-traders, explorers, missionaries and pioneers. Dr. MacGregor presents the region before the coming of the white man, the tentative beginnings of the fur-trade, the early explorations of Samuel Hearne and Peter Pond, the probing journeys of the voyageurs, the long and bitter rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for the rich fur resources of the region. Here are tales of advernturers and settlers, the scow brigades and sternwheeler crews, the railway builders and the airplane pilots, all of whom have set their mark on the region. Of special interest in the light of recent events, is the history of the development of the Athabasca oil sands, from its early beginnings at the turn of the (20th) century to the modern extraction complex of today." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on front hinge.

Alberta  &  Great  Waterways  Railway,  Athabasca  Landing,  Joe  Bird,  William  Brown,  Karl  A.  Clark,  Isadore  Clut,  J.K.  Cornwall,  Edmonton  Dunvegan  &  B.C.  Railway,  Henri  Faraud,  Peter  Fidler,  Fitzgerald,  Grahame's  Landing,  Fond  Du  Lac,  Berens  House,  Fort  Carlton,  Churhill,  Dunvegan,  Mackay,  Providence,  Resolution,  Vermilion,  Wedderburn,  John  Franklin,  Great  Canadian  Oil  Sands,  Samuel  Hearne,  Ile-A-la-crosse,  Lac  La  Biche,  Heart  Lake,  Denny  Lanauze,  Billy  Lutit,  Roderick  MacFarlane,  Alexander  Mackenzie,  Methy  Portage,  Peace  River,  House  River,  Lesser  Slave  Lake,  George  Simpson,  John  H.  Smith,  Steamboats,  Northland  Echo,  Nitchie  Thorne,  Philip  Turnor,  Vermilion  Chutes,  Waterways,  Transportation. 

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