Canada's Fertile Northland - A Glimpse of the Enormous Resources of Part of the Unexplored Regions of the Dominion

By: Chambers, Captain Ernest J.: Editor

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137 pages plus 16 pages of excellent black and white photographic plates. "Evidence heard before a select committee of the Senate of Canada during the Parliamentary session of 1906-7, and the report based thereon." - from title page. "After a few more years inflow of immigration at the present rate, Canada's future expansion as an agricultural, lumbering, mining and industrial country will depend upon the exploitation of the natural resources of the Dominion's vast, unexplored northland. Within this designation may be classed the northern portions of the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and those vast regions known as the Northwest Territories. This volume does not deal with the undeveloped natural wealth of the whole of Canada's unexploited northland, however, but only with that of those parts of the new provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta which lie north of the Saskatchewan watershed; of Ungava; of Keewatin; and of Mackenzie. This represents an area fairly stupendous in its extent." - from Introduction. Fascinating reading from Canada's not so distant past... a time when communication with some areas was possible only via canoe. Back endpaper removed. Rubber stamp atop title page reads "Law Library, Law Society Vancouver B.C.". No other markings. Average wear. Binding sound. Lovely gilt illustration adorns green front board. Quality copy of this fascinating reference.