The Peace River Country, Past, Present and Future
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 21 Feb 1929, p. 78-90
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The Peace River Country, Past, Present and Future


A large map is provided for reference to the Peace River Country. A description, with much reference to the map, is provided by the speaker of the area in which he has his Diocese. The question of settlement in the area. What the speaker when he arrived in the area 20 years ago. The different tribes and languages of the Indian population. The highways of those days the Indian trails, and the methods of travel those of the Indian. Depending on the Indian. Indian origins of names in the region. The story of the Peace River in the tribal records. The Hudsons Bay Company in the Peace River. The life of the homesteader. The Klondike rush, with men attempting a short-cut by the waterways of the Athabasca and the Peace. Flora and fauna of the region. Natural resources. The future of the Peace River country. The historic development of the land entirely in the hands of the white population. Records for all the sending of grain for the past few years. The speaker's presence in this area strictly as a missionary. The revival of immigration. Some comments on mixed cultures.