Canadian History Dictionary Portages
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Mcleod Alexander Norman
Of the North West Company. =Index=: (Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simp...
Wadsworth William 1732-1833 Born In Durham Connecticut In The
War of 1812, brigadier-general in the New York militia. Took pa...
St Ours Francois-xavier De 1714-1759 Served In The Campaigns Of
1758 and 1759; severely wounded in the attack on Fort George; c...
Correspondent And Advocate
Newspaper. =Index=: (William Lyon Mackenzie era) Newspaper,
Tilsit Treaty Of
(General Brock era) Between Russia and Napoleon, 1807, 105;
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit, 152; returns to France, 208.
Boulay Angelique Louise Talon Du
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Wife of Montcalm, 5; her grief
at his d...
(Tilley era) Grandfather of Sir Leonard Tilley, grantee of
Detroit And Erie
Fort de Detroit et ses Environs, 1768. MS. Plan of a
(Samuel de Champlain era) Merchant, compensation awarded to, fo...
Index : Egerton Ryerson Era His Separate School Bills 235-238 George Brown Era Introduces Separate
school legislation, 144. =Bib.=: Morgan, Can. Men; Canadian Who...
(Samuel de Champlain era) On the settlement at Ste. Croix, 25. ...
(Bishop Laval era) Dispute respecting, between Louis XIV and Po...
(Bishop Laval era) Life of Olier by, 135.
(Bishop Laval era) Describes church at Montreal, 89.
(John Graves Simcoe era) Simcoe's desire to establish, 169. See...
Sketch of part of the River Chateauguay, George Williams,
Prevost Major Augustin
Son of preceding. =Index=: (Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Intere...
Rosebery Archibald Philip Primrose Earl Of 1847- Born In London
Educated at Eton and Oxford. In 1881-1883 under-secretary for t...
Near western end of Lake Superior, about twenty miles
south of Fort William. As in the case of so many other historic Canadian
places, it is impossible to say who was the first white man to stand
upon this famous centre of the fur trade. Radisson came this way in
1662; Du Lhut in 1678; Noyon in 1688; La Nouee in 1717; but there is no
evidence that any of the four were actually at Grand Portage. It is
first mentioned in a memoir by Pachot, 1722; and the earliest
authenticated visit to the spot is that of La Verendrye, 1731. From that
time it grew steadily in importance until finally abandoned, 1801, in
favour of Fort William. The name was applied both to the trading-post on
the shore of Lake Superior, and to the portage thence to the Pigeon
River. =Index=: (Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Described, 13; the portage, 13; as it is to-day,
13; in Mackenzie's day, 14; Mackenzie at, 54. =Bib.=: Mackenzie,
History of Fur Trade in his Voyages; Henry-Thompson Journals, ed.
by Coues; Henry, Travels and Adventures; Carver, Travels; Masson,
Bourgeois de la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest; Bryce, Hudson's Bay
Company; Burpee, Search for the Western Sea.
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