Macdougall's Guide to Manitoba and the North-West; A Concise Compendium of Valuable Information Containing the Latest Facts and Figures of Importance

Macdougall's Guide to Manitoba and the North-West; A Concise Compendium of Valuable Information Containing the Latest Facts and Figures of Importance

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...by Pembina River and Valley, only portions suited for settlement sections, 1 to 10 in south, and 31 to 36 in north. 2. Rough prairie; soil second rate; no water except in south-east corner. 3. Part prairie, part timber land; surface undulating; soil what is usually known as "drift, ' plenty of good water. 4. Good soil, well suited for settlement; good water by digging, but surface water bad; northern portion heavily timbered. 5. Land rolling and hilly, for most part thickly timbered; soil good in south, but inferior elsewhere; well supplied with good fresh water. 6. Soil inferior and so broken as to be generally unfit for cultivation. 7. Soil in north sandy, in south poor sandy loam, good supply of poplar with some oak, birch and basswood on mountains. 8. Soil black loam, but needs-draining; eastern part timbered with poplar, fit for fences and fuel. 9. Soil sandy, in places, pure red sand useless for cultivation; township traversed by the Assiniboine, the margin of which has a good growth of fine oak, poplar, white birch and cotton wood. 10. Similar to township nine. 11. North-east and south-west generally well adapted for farming; soil dark loam, well timbered with poplar and some oak; southeast and south-west portions timbered with small poplar and willows, soil light and sandy. 12. Well adapted for farming; soil rich loam, except in south-west part; watered by Rat Creek. 13. Prairie, watered by Rat Creek, the land to the south of which is dry rolling prairie of excellent quality; that to the west is mostly low and marshy. 14. On Lake Manitoba is mostly beautiful prairie land with very little timber. 16 and 17. Small fractional townships on west shore of Lake Manitoba, chiefly covered with poplar; the soil is good. Range 9.--Twenty...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236586999
  • 9781236586995