Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 24, No. 5

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 24, No. 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...River enters Township 23, Range 20, about 15 chains from thc southwest corner of the township, and flows north-easterly. _ _ The valley of the stream is not more than thirty feet deep where it enters this township, but nearl two hundred where it leaves it at the north boundary, In Section 13, nge 21, is Glen Campbell's winter ranche, where there is a large marsh or meadow, and where he has stables to accommodate alarge number of cattle and horses. ' The soil in these townships is all that any person could desire, and every avail able inch of space seems to be taken up with a growth of some kind. 29 No doubt this part of Manitoba will be thickly settled, and send out large shipments of grain, which will be raised in excess of the local requirements, at a date not far distant. The fact of the country being covered with timber will do much to retard settlement; but much of the timber is already dead, and fire, the great timber destroyer, passing through in the fall of the year, will do much towards killing that which is still green. The dense unCle'gr0Wtl1 which exists, largely as a result of the fire, will still furnish fuel for future fires. Forests in this vicinity have formerly been turned into prairie land, and the transformation is still going on in difl'erent parts ofthe country. The large plain to the north, called " Gilbert Plain," for instance, is full of the roots of large trees which once covered the ground; but these were burned some years ago and the surface is now covered with small brush. In running the east boundary of Township 23, Range 22, southward, the dry poplar, hazel brush, rose bushes, &c., were found to form an impenetrable thicket. The bed of a small stream, containing good water in pools, more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236769015
  • 9781236769015