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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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Roughing It in the Shanty*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Frontier Days Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Endurance is nobler than strength; and patience, than beauty.” ~John Ruskin We had plenty of strange visitors; almost every day men passing along the line came in, either to inquire … Continue reading

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