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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: GAGE, S.R. Title: Forgotten Places in the North.
Description: Mosaic, (Oakville, Ontario, 2001).. 166 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos. "Across the broad expanse of Canada's North there are few physical reminders of the rich history of the land and its people. (This book) examines three rare cases where heritage structures have withstood the ravages of time and an unforgiving climate. York Factory was the key staging area of the Hudson's Bay Company for over two hundred years. From its construction in 1830, the 'Depot' warehouse held a wealth of trade goods that lured the trappers of the Northwest. Herschel Island, off the north coast of the Yukon, became the unlikely winter home to hundreds of Yankee whalers in the 1890s. The buildings of this abandoned settlement still remain. The Mid-Canada Line was an electronic Cold War bastion that stretched the length of Canada's 55th parallel. This national project stood against American ambition to the south and the Soviet threat from the north." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing to covers, tiny stain to fore-edge of textblock with slight migration into margin of a few pages, spine flat and uncreased. VG.
Keywords: York Factory, Manitoba, Herschel Island, Yukon, Mid-Canada Line, Canadian North, Heritage Structures, Hudson's Bay Company, Yankee Whalers, Ghost Towns, Cold War.
Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 9075
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