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Trails Crossed Anthony Broscomb

Trails Crossed

Anthony Broscomb

Published February 5th 2014
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Trails Crossed follows historical characters who were involved in the exploration of Canada. It also includes an eclectic mix of adventurers and professionals who followed them in later years. Chapter-by-chapter, we follow their exploits during theMoreTrails Crossed follows historical characters who were involved in the exploration of Canada. It also includes an eclectic mix of adventurers and professionals who followed them in later years. Chapter-by-chapter, we follow their exploits during the times and in places where they were present.First were the Vikings and their settling at L’Anse aux Meadow in Newfoundland in a land long occupied before their arrival. Some 500 years later, the Europeans arrived off the shores of the Atlantic provinces. One in particular, Jacques Cartier, penetrated the interior, sailing up the St. Lawrence to the Lachine Rapids. A colony was established. Trails along the river connected the villages. Pushing west, ‘coureurs des bois’ followed a trail of rivers and lakes to the western end of Lake Superior. The fur trade aided farther expansion in a similar manner, first by the French, then the Scots. From here, trails took any direction necessary, whether it was for exploration or for trade. Prairie rivers and First Nations trails led to the Rocky Mountains and to the earlier migration route of the Paleo-Indians. Once through the passes, rivers led to the Pacific Ocean. Secondary trails went north to the Yukon and south to the Oregon Territory. Under the gaze of anyone looking out across the Pacific Ocean was another, unseen trail of the Paleo-Indians. Trails Crossed crosses them all.