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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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Lake of the Woods*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Overland Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “It is wonderful how well watered this country is…. Generally, you may go any direction in a canoe, by making frequent but not very long portages.” ~Henry David Thoreau The “Nor’west … 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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