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Vancouver, WA trip, April 2016

This is a report of my short trip to Vancouver, WA to visit my son, daughter–in-law and grandson for my grandson’s 1-year birthday. This would be a car trip and to make it up there and back in the time I got off work would require a marathon drive, about 17 hours each way. 1,685 more words

Travel

Arctic Medal 1857

Here, at http://www.medals4heroes.co.uk we have recently added this superb Arctic Star to our stock list.

This medal was instituted 30th January 1957.

It was awarded retrospectively to all officers and men engaged in the expeditions to the polar regions from 1818 to 1855, including those involved in the on-going search for the ill-fated Franklin Expedition 1845-48. 93 more words

Antiques

Lindsay, Twomey, Richardson, Winrob, Settler assemble powerful collection

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s collection is the largest of it’s kind in the world, thanks to generous donors.

As an art movement, contemporary Inuit art has an exceptional history.

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Feature

Romance of the Far Fur Country: Reconciliation?

Over the past few months, we have really explored and researched the HBC, as it this corporation seems to be pretty significant in the development of Canada, for better or for worse. 130 more words

Towards Hudson Bay

The morning after my arrival in Churchill, I ventured on foot, with layers of clothing from head to toe. It was slightly “warmer” only -30 degrees. 115 more words

Canada

Isabel Gunn, the FIRST Woman of the Fur Trade

Isabel (Isobel, Isabella) Gunn, 1 of 6 siblings, was born on the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland in 1780 or 1781. She was the daughter of John Gunn and Isobel Leaske. 919 more words

Bear Lake Rendezvous