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Bound pamphlet, Land, A Living and Wealth: The Story of Farming and Social Conditions in Western
Canada, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, 1913.
Canada's message about the virtues of the Prairie West was also carried to potential
homesteaders in Europe and the United States through attractive pamphlets. By
1900, pamphlet circulation had reached a phenomenal one million items, some of
which were printed in as many as 12 languages. The pamphlets promised productive
soil, adequate rainfall, a good growing season, bountiful crops and a healthy