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Canada is choked with fascinating locations for go back and forth the place history and panorama engage to create tales that fireplace our mind's eye. Scattered around the land are impressive stories of human existence over the centuries. From the Majorville rock formation (dated as being older than Stonehenge), throughout the structures of strolling trails constructed via pre-contact local Peoples, and the fur exchange routes, to the more moderen grand tales of the Chilkoot Gold Rush of 1897, Bob Henderson, the visitor, captures our residing historical past in its dating to the land – most sensible expressed during the Norwegian quote "nature is the genuine domestic of culture."
the variety of attention-grabbing content material contains the traditional James Bay landmark (the "Wonderful" Stone); the mountain treks of naturalist Mary Schaffer Warren; the west coast observations of George Vancouver; practices reminiscent of puppy sledding, hot wintry weather tenting and canoeing that let for background insights; the paths of Dundas, Ontario; the exploits of missionary Gabriel Sagard; the recluse Louis Gamache of Anticosti Island; the deserted gravesites alongside the coast of Newfoundland – to call yet a number of.
As historian Michael Bliss as soon as stated, "We need to give you the chance to make heritage odor again." writer Bob Henderson brings the "fragrance of the prior" into the current and invitations us to visualize and take part.
"Like an enthused hummingbird too wanting to land, Bob Henderson leads a wide-ranging journey of the sizeable backyard of Canadian background and panorama. as soon as entrusted with the odor of intrigue we're invited to stick to those tales and trails deeper, cause them to converse and tell our personal travels and impressions. listed below are stepping stones and touchstones, paths towards richer engagements through a storied and great past."
— Alexandra & Garrett Conover, co-authors of The Snow Walker’s spouse
"I pulled off the river; a log cabin set again within the woods had stuck my eye. although very previous it was once fit — there has been no lock at the door. A framed notice beside it learn, ’Leave as you stumbled on it.’ the internal used to be neat and tidy, a whole set of blackened pots held on the partitions, a small stack of kindling through the open door of a Findlay range. ’A excellent place,’ i assumed to myself. As I grew to become to soak up the remainder of the cabin I observed earlier than me Canada/Yukon rivers, Labrador fiords, Prairie drugs wheels, Superior’s north shore, portage and path - it used to be all there ahead of me, throughout area and time. As I stood there ghosts emerged from the partitions, trappers, cowboys, ill-fated explorers, fortunate canoeists — all within the related room, all wanting to inform their tales. Such is the character of Bob Henderson’s very good book."
- Ian Tamblyn, songwriter
Watch for More Trails, extra Tales coming November 2014.
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