Friday, September 19, 2014

Canada's Pre-War Vast Wilderness


From Travels through the years 1806, 1807, and 1808....:

The province of Upper Canada [now Ontario], which has borne the chief brunt of this unnatural contest [the War of 1812], was before the former war, nearly one vast wilderness: a few forts and small settlements for the convenience of the fur trade, were all that relieved the gloomy appearance of interminable forests and immense lakes. Since the conclusion of war, the settlement and cultivation of Canada have been an object of much attention on the part of the British Government.

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