Tag Archives: Canada Pacific Railway

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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Little Pointe du Chêne*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Overland Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “You start making progress in life when you realize that you don’t always have to resume where you left off.” ~Robert Brault After many days of packing, general confusion, and … Continue reading

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Mud and Misery*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Frontier Days Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Truth … has to be concrete. And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies, burps and bottles, frogs and mud.” ~Jeane Kirkpatrick The Red Lake River flows into … Continue reading

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