Canadian History Dictionary Franklin Michael
Born in England. Came to Halifax, 1752. Elected to
Index : Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks Era Associated With La Fontaine In Constitutional Agitation In
Lower Canada, 49; commissionership of crown lands promised to, ...
Cameron John Hillyard 1817-1876 Solicitor-general Upper Canada
1846-1848; represented Cornwall in Legislative Assembly, 1846-1...
Company Of The West Indies Compagnie Des Indes Occidentales
Chartered by Louis XIV, 1664, following the cancellation of the...
Huntington Lucius Seth 1827-1886 Born At Compton Quebec Studied
law, and engaged in journalism, in the Eastern Townships. Elect...
Index : Lord Elgin Era Grants Charter To King's College 93 Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks Era Dismisses Willis
from office, 28. (Egerton Ryerson era) Favours encouragement to...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Montcalm's early childhood spent at, 3.
(Lord Dorchester era) Attempts to create discontent on the subj...
Societies for improving the conditions of agriculture
(Sir James Douglas era) Name of Russian settlement at Bodega Ba...
Bib : Morgan Can Men Canadian Who's Who
Newspaper of Quebec, established, 1805. =Index=: (Baldwin / La ...
Lemoyne Mme Jacques
(Bishop Laval era) Land bought from, for church at Montreal,
Grand Trunk Railway
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Entrusts Cartier with its legal bu...
Ste Foy Battle Of
Took place on April 28, 1760, when Murray, in
command of the B...
Rupert Prince 1619-1683 Third Son Of The Elector Palatine
Frederick V, and Elizabeth, daughter of James I of England. Ser...
(Bishop Laval era) Aubert's description of, 118, 119; habits an...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Production of, in Upper Canada, 115.
(Tilley era) Attends Sir Leonard Tilley in his last illness, 14...
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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