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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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SIGNS AND SIGHS AT CHIPPEWA FALLS

Taking my cue from poet Robert Frost, when I had miles to go before I slept, I stopped anyway. No, not by snowy woods on the darkest evening of the year. It was mid-day under a scorching sun on Saturday, … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS ROADS (Conclusion)

Highway 17 was bare.  I travelled under heavy cloud cover. Now I could see the lake, Lake Superior.  It was open.  In some bays I saw waves battering the shores.  In the more narrow channels, ice still connected the islands. … 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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FROM GOLDFIELD TO JACKFISH 1 (3 Chapters)

  Isn’t that a marvelous title?  I have waited half a lifetime for an excuse to invent that title.  Ever since I saw the documentary film The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar. The latest incarnation of that title … Continue reading

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