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ANGLER & PRISONERS OF WAR 7 Chapters)

1  —   Tracking Down History Eighteen years ago, I joined a small group searching for the notorious prison, Camp X, under the guidance of a former German prisoner-of-war who had been incarcerated there. Today the place is almost unrecognizable. In … Continue reading

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MAKING HISTORY (Chapter 1 of 2)

“There’s the history you inherit, and the history you make.” I heard this comment recently, and thought it was original.  Google proved me wrong.  But it’s still true. I spent the best part of three days recently to research an … Continue reading

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FROM GOLDFIELD TO JACKFISH (Conclusion)

  Gazing west across Tunnel Bay, I saw a white CPR truck emerge from the mountain.  That was the west entrance, I thought, of the Jackfish Tunnel.  Well over a half kilometre across the bay.  About a kilometre and a … Continue reading

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FROM GOLDFIELD TO JACKFISH 2 (3 Chapters)

Jackfish is a ghost community.  It used to be a depot on the Canadian Pacific Railway where locomotives refueled, the coal being brought in by lake freighters.  I had phoned friend Duncan in Terrace, a man with local knowledge.  Sure, … Continue reading

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CHASING HISTORY (Chapter 2 of 10)

BROADVIEW, BULLETS, & BELLS Just inside the Manitoba boundary we stopped at the Saskatchewan Visitor Centre.  We chatted up the attendants.  Locals tend to know more about their region than experts in Toronto or Winnipeg. Sure, said an older lady.  … Continue reading

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