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Lords of the North By Agnes C. Laut
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A western romance set amid the conflict of the North-West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company over the establishment of territories. Excerpt "Never," I returned passionately. I knew both... More > Hamilton and his wife too well to tolerate either insinuation. But we led him like a dazed being into a side office, where Mr. Jack MacKenzie promptly turned the key and took up a posture with his back against the door. "Now, Sir," he broke out sternly, "if it's neither drink, nor a scandal----" There, he stopped; for Hamilton, utterly unconscious of us, moved, rather than walked, automatically across the room. Throwing his hat down, he bowed his head over both arms above the mantel-piece. My uncle and I looked from the silent man to each other. Raising his brows in question, Mr. Jack MacKenzie touched his forehead and whispered across to me--"Mad?"< Less
Overview: West Hill Consulting Property By nathan hall
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West Hill property consultants is a well-established estate agency specialising in the sale and letting of homes in North and North West London. Situated on the edge of Hampstead Heath, it is... More > convenient for both sellers and buyers alike. website: http://westhill.info/< Less
Lives Lived West of the Divide Volume 1 By Bruce McIntyre Watson
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Lives Lived tells the story of those resilient individuals who were part of the fur trade which, during the first half of the 19th century, extended from northern British Columbia to southern Oregon.... More > Volume 1 introduces the people and companies that were involved in the fur trade between 1793 and 1858. It provides an overview of the built structures of the fur trade, including characteristics of fur trade posts and forts. It also provides an extensive discussion of the dynamics of fur traders' day-to-day lives. Volume 1 also contains a biographical dictionary of fur traders with last names from A-G. **PLEASE NOTE - ALL THREE VOLUMES OF LIVES LIVED WEST OF THE DIVIDE SHOULD BE SEEN AS FORMING A COMPLETE SET, AND SHOULD THEREFORE BE PURCHASED TOGETHER**< Less
Lives Lived West of the Divide Volume 2 By Bruce McIntyre Watson
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Lives Lived tells the story of those resilient individuals who were part of the fur trade which, during the first half of the 19th century, extended from northern British Columbia to southern Oregon.... More > Volume 2 of Lives Lived West of the Divide contains biographical entries for fur trades with last names beginning in G-S. **PLEASE NOTE - ALL THREE VOLUMES OF LIVES LIVED WEST OF THE DIVIDE SHOULD BE SEEN AS FORMING A COMPLETE SET, AND SHOULD THEREFORE BE PURCHASED TOGETHER**< Less
Lives Lived West of the Divide Volume 3 By Bruce McIntyre Watson
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Lives Lived tells the story of those resilient individuals who were part of the fur trade which, during the first half of the 19th century, extended from northern British Columbia to southern Oregon.... More > Volume 3 of Lives Lived West of the Divide completes the biographical entries, with fur traders with last names beginning from S-Z. It also includes appendices listing and describing all of the different fur trade posts and forts, the various ships used during the fur trade, medical instruments and medicines used at the posts, items that men may have ordered to the posts, and the books that fur traders may have read. Volume 3 also contains the index and sources for the entire 3 volume set. **PLEASE NOTE - ALL THREE VOLUMES OF LIVES LIVED WEST OF THE DIVIDE SHOULD BE SEEN AS FORMING A COMPLETE SET, AND SHOULD THEREFORE BE PURCHASED TOGETHER**< Less
Jane, A Woman's Determination and the Wild-West Frontier By Michael King
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This is the true story of Jane McKechnie Walton who emigrated from Scotland in 1850 as a child, sailing with her widowed mother across the Atlantic Ocean. At sea she faced treachery, hurricanes and... More > watery burials. She joined the Thomas Howell Wagon Train Company that was headed west. As a pioneer, she walked, mostly barefooted, across the American plains. Married Charles E. Walton and conquered the famous Hole-in-the-Rock Expedition where pioneers lowered their wagons 2,000 feet down sheer cliffs, a feat still considered the most difficult in all the pioneering era. Jane and her husband went on to homestead in the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. There, they dealt with murderous Indians, forsaken outlaws and the punishing elements of nature. Jane’s surprising friendship with a murderous Paiute Indian named Chief Posey and their destined confrontation with the outlaw Tom Roach bring her life and this story to an surprising finish.< Less
Driven To Excel By Lawrence C. Erwin
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Donald Charles McLean left Scotland and signed on with the Hudson Bay Company in 1813, as a shallop master. Three years later, because of starvation conditions, he volunteered to snowshoe from Moose... More > Factory to Montreal, through the dangerous and inhospitable arctic watershed, controlled by the North West Company. At Montreal, he assisted Lord Selkirk to prepare for his journey to the Red River Colony. After learning of the massacre at Seven Oaks, McLean joined the rival NWC and became Captain of their Schooner, Governor Gore, sailing on the upper Great Lakes. McLean married Ann Warren of Fort Erie in 1820 and shortly after the two fur-trading companies amalgamated, they moved to the Seigneury of Argenteuil where they raised twelve children. McLean participated in the Rebellion of 1837. Later, he bought 1,500 acres in the wilderness of Eardley Twp. where he, his wife and most of their sons moved and entered into the lumber business.< Less
Surviving The Fur Trade By Lawrence C. Erwin
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This is the biography of Donald Charles McLean who joined the Hudson Bay Company at Moose Factory in 1813. When the supply ships of 1815 could not get back to Europe because of cap ice in Hudson... More > Straits that year and were forced to spend the winter in James Bay, McLean and others began walking to Montreal and New York where one of the group would catch a ship to London England.< Less
Level, Chain and Rule By Karel Řehoř
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In this novel of the early ideas of the modern world, the mercenary, René, who has spent a decade of his life living among the native nations of North America, is returned to the Netherlands... More > where he must face his creditors, their spiritual advisors and his newly evolving ideas of himself and his place in the changing world around him, while learning about new ways of thinking and of understanding man's place in the universe.< Less
The Last Train from Elkland By Doug McGuinn
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THE LAST TRAIN FROM ELKLAND is a brief history of Elkland (present-day Todd), North Carolina, and the surrounding northwestern North Carolina mountain communities, including Bowie (present-day... More > Fleetwood), West Riverside (present-day Brownwood), and Yuma (present-day Deep Gap). Not only is THE LAST TRAIN FROM ELKLAND a history of four northwestern North Carolina mountain communities, it is also about two railroads that operated in and around these communities: the Virginia-Carolina, also known as the “Virginia Creeper,” and the Deep Gap Tie and Lumber Company’s railroad, whose former Hassinger Lumber Company’s Shay logging locomotive operated alongside Gap Creek, from Deep Gap, in Watauga County, to the South Fork of the New River, near Fleetwood, in Ashe County, a distance of only about five miles.< Less

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