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The route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, 1859
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The route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
1859, by Simon James Dawson

Surveyor and engineer, Dawson joined the Canadian expedition to Red River to find an "all-British" route through the rough terrain connecting Lake Superior (Thunder Bay) and Red River. Of secondary importance was the extension of this route to the Pacific Ocean. This map and the accompanying text, published in Toronto as part of Dawson's final report, shows what was believed to be the most accessible route across the Prairies.



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