Monthly Archives: April 2014

Minnetaunka*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Rail Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~Miriam Beard On leaving Lichfield our road lay … Continue reading

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Pullman Sleeping Car*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Rail Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine.” ~EM Forster We came up the Red River in the … Continue reading

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The Railroad at Last*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Overland Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Life is made up of marble and mud.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne We reached Tilford about 6 o’clock. How we pitied the pretty, sad-looking woman, wife of the engineer! For having to live … Continue reading

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The Last Portage*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Portage Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “You can’t live on amusement. It is the froth on water—an inch deep and then the mud.” ~George MacDonald Next morning the sun rose bright and clear, but as there … Continue reading

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The Gypsy Picnic*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Camping Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” ~Theodore Roosevelt Half an hour after leaving the Indian village we reached Falcon River, a narrow winding stream running in … Continue reading

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An Indian Village*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Portage Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent … Continue reading

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Portage*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Canoe and Tugboat Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~Faith Baldwin August 27 dawned sultry and oppressive, but having decided to leave … Continue reading

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