Canadian History Dictionary Gaufestre Jean
(Samuel de Champlain era) Recollet, returns to France, 209.
Farrer Edward 1850- Canadian Journalist Index : Sir John A Macdonald Era Chief
editorial writer of the Globe, 312; his pamphlet on annexation-...
Fort William Henry
On Lake George. =Index=: (Wolfe / Montcalm era) Siege and
(General Brock era) Younger brother of Brock, 15; gallant condu...
Ripon George Frederick Samuel Robinson First Marquess 1827-
Succeeded his father as Earl of Ripon, 1859, and his uncle as E...
Astor Fur Company
Dalhousie George Ramsay Ninth Earl Of 1770-1838 A Scottish Peer
Entered the army at an early age and saw service in various par...
(Count Frontenac era) Charter of, declared null and void, 264; ...
Rises in Hardin County, Ohio, and flowing south and
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Strongly favoured by Macdonald; oppo...
Ulloa Antonia De 1716-1795 Born In Seville Spain Studied At
Seville, and in 1733 entered the navy. Accompanied astronomical...
(Lord Dorchester era) Case against, in connection with Walker
(Lord Sydenham era) Its address to the electors in opposition t...
Gugy Conrad 1730-1786 Born At The Hague Son Of A Swiss Officer In
the Dutch service. Educated for the engineers; disposed of his
Bib : Campbell History Of Nova Scotia
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Killed at Laprairie, 232.
See Prince of Wales, Fort.
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Commanded to evacuate Johnstone's redoub...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Marries Champlain, 66; spends four ye...
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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