Souvenir of Winnipeg: The Capital of Manitoba, Railroad Centre, Trade Centre, Manufacturing Centre, Educational Centre

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Stovel Company ptrs., 1891 - Winnipeg (Man.) - 39 pages
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Page 11 - Race, it is 2.990, and from New York, via Cape Clear, 3,040 miles, showing 64 miles in favor of Churchill as compared with Montreal, and 114 miles as compared with New York. The fact of a seaport existing in the very heart of the continent more than...
Page 11 - Churchill harJx>r is situated near the centre of the North American continent, and yet, owing to the convergence of the meridians towards the north, it is actually nearer to Liverpool than either Montreal or New York. The distance from Churchill Harbor to Liverpool, via Hudson's...
Page 5 - WINNIPEG is the neck of a double funnel whose mouths gather the traffic of an empire and three oceans, the Atlantic, Pacific and the Great Lakes.
Page 11 - Harbor is only four hundred miles from the edge of the greatest wheat-field in the world, or not so far as from Quebec to Toronto. The lands of the North-West capable of supporting an agricultural population exceed 200,000,000 of acres in extent. An available seaport, which will, as it were, bring this enormous tract so much nearer the markets of the world, may become the means of developing it in a way which cannot be accomplished by long railway lines.
Page 5 - said Sir Charles Tupper, " must remain the golden gate of the Northwest. It is bound to be a great city.
Page 5 - ... compared with which the area of the greatest empires in Europe dwindle into mere provinces — a territory not only wonderful in extent, but fertile beyon/1 belief, blessed with all the natural advantages which constitute the foundation for future greatness, a land ready to receive and to feed a population larger by far than that of the British Isles, and capable of perfecting a manhood which shall show the highest development of the Anglo-Saxon race.
Page 23 - ... unoccupied field with the certainty of fair immediate returns — a good enough inducement in itself, one would say — but is due to the opportunity to develop capacity and production in the line operated, in proportion as the country tributary to Winnipeg becomes populous.
Page 19 - While the Red river in ordinary seasons gives a depth of water sufficient to permit of navigation by large river steamers from the international boundary to Lake Winnipeg, some improvements are necessary at...
Page 11 - ... agricultural population exceed 200,000,000 of acres in extent. An available seaport, which will, as it were, bring this enormous tract so much nearer the markets of the world, may become the means of developing it in a way which cannot be accomplished by long railway lines. Should the route indicated be established, not only this vast region, but part of the United States to the south, would send their heavy freight over it, and a railway to Churchill Harbor, from Lake Winnipeg (the centre of...
Page 23 - It is a reasonable statement that what Chicago is to-day as a manufacturing centre, Winnipeg, backed by its commercial, transportation and financial facilities and the natural resources of the country tributary and accessible, will be in the near future.

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