Representative men of Manitoba: history in portraiture ...

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Tribune Pub. Co., 1902 - History - 151 pages
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Page iii - Lives of great men all remind us, We can make our lives sublime, And departing, leave behind us Foot prints on the sands of time.
Page xii - 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 xxvi - Wisconsin constitute one of the most important and most valuable elements of the state 's water resources and their importance as an asset of the state will undoubtedly be enormously enhanced by future development. So far comparatively little has been done to develop their latent resources but it is only a question of time when they will be made to contribute their full share to the material, cultural, and scientific phases of the state's progress.
Page xii - It is bound to be a great city." It is situated at the junction of the Assiniboine River with the Red River, along the west bank of the latter stream. It is...
Page xiii - 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 xvii - International line, but it is the centre for the Federal Government offices situated therein. The head land and timber offices of the Dominion Government for the west are located here. The principal custom house, registry of shipping, excise, weights and measures, food products examiners...
Page xiii - Winnipeg in juxtaposition to immense tracts of timber suitable for the production of charcoal. Lumber and firewood are now brought to the city from the lake.
Page x - American continent about 1,500 miles (2,400 km) from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans and the Gulf of Mexico.

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