108 - Rothesay Railway

The train tracks are still in use in Rothesay, New Brunswick, as a secondary mainline for Canadian National Railways.  They follow along the Kennebecasis River in this photograph, and eventually pass by a preserved railway station that is one of the earliest examples of railway architecture in the Maritimes.   51 more words

Xa:ytem Historical Site and the Hatzic Rock

Situated on 18 acres, just east of Mission, is a site believed to be one of the oldest yet found in British Columbia, dating to somewhere between 5,000 – 9,000 years old; which, if it does end up belonging to that outer date, would mean that it was constructed within only a few thousand years of the first human arrival in North America.   485 more words


The HBC - Fort Langley

This former trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company was constructed in 1827, 4 km to the northwest of where the historic site of Fort Langley is located today; the original site was renamed ‘Derby’ in 1858 and is now used as farmland. 531 more words

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Iowa ~ Pickers, a President and the Prairie

Saturday, October 4th – IOWA

Have you ever watched the TV show American Pickers? I think it is my husbands favorite because it reminds him of his roots, growing up in the Midwest. 622 more words


The Hubbell Bubble

John Lorenzo Hubbell (1853-1930) was an American pioneer considered to be the foremost Navajo trader of his time. In 1876 he formed the J.L. Hubbell Trading Post at Ganado, in Arizona Territory, which became part of the Navajo Nation in Northeastern Arizona.  375 more words