Algonquin: An Illustrated Poem

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Dundurn, May 15, 1993 - Poetry - 72 pages
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The Algonquin Park Act was passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario in the year 1893. Thus the goal of Alexander Kirkwood was achieved after many years of study, research and persistent representation. Kirkwood was ably assisted by James Dickson, who surveyed the area of the proposed park. Even before the park was established, the men who knew the region were enchanted by its woods and waters. In one of his reports Dickson wrote -- ""As we float along the streams or skim over the calm water of the lakelets almost every stroke of the paddle unfolds some new scene of rural beauty seldom equalled in any part of our fair province, and to paint them all in their pristine beauty would take the most gifted pen or pencil of either author or artist.""
 

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Section 1
1893
Section 2
1904
Section 3
1912
Section 4
1924
Section 5
1936
Section 6
1944
Section 7
1946
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Page 1892 - It is in wandering through such scenes that the mind drinks deep but quiet draughts of inspiration and becomes intensely sensible of the beauty and majesty of nature. It is here that the imagination of the poet kindles into reverie and rapture, and revels in almost incommunicable luxury of thought.

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