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Canada. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleCanada - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Canada
The geographical colossus, known as Canada, is comprehensible only by the careful study of a map or globe. The average citizen of the United States regards it as a somewhat lengthy strip of territo...
-Canada. Part 2
A Group Of Icebergs. Nevertheless, no embouchure is naturally more securely guarded than that of the St. Lawrence. The triangle of Newfoundland almost completely blocks the otherwise unprotected p...
-Canada. Part 3
There is something pathetic in the failure of that dream. France had a glorious opportunity in North America, but lost it. The fault, however, lay not in her bold explorers and undaunted missionaries,...
-Canada. Part 4
Mountain Hill, Quebec. Break-Neck Stairs. Sous-LE-Cap Street. Still, Quebec has not prospered relatively as much as many other cities of the Dominion. Its population in 1891 was only a tri...
-Canada. Part 5
Duffer1n Terrace And Lower Town. Laval University. Canadian Indians. Closely associated with these devoted spirits in the stupendous work of christianizing Canada were also many pious wome...
-Canada. Part 6
Lake Champlain. No visitor to Quebec will fail to drive out to the Plains of Abraham, behind the Upper Town, and almost on a level with the citadel. Little did a previous owner of this tract of la...
-Canada. Part 7
Although Great Britain has completely wrested from the hands of France all but a tiny fraction of her western empire, there still remain in Canada indisputable evidences of the French regime. The lang...
-Canada. Part 8
The Natural Steps. Montmorenci Falls In Summer. Montmorenci Falls In Winter. Beautiful wheel of blue above my head, Will you be turning still when I am dead? Were you still turning long b...
-Canada. Part 9
The interior is handsome, and possesses several really valuable works of art. But its most remarkable feature is the multitude of crutches, canes, trusses, and even eye-glasses, which are suspended or...
-Canada. Part 10
For the last sixty miles of its course the Saguenay flows between two series of stupendous precipices, most of which have but little vegetation save tenacious lichens and some hardy pines, and rise fr...
-Canada. Part 11
Chicoutimi. This cradle of the Saguenay is the especial home of the ouananiche, unquestionably one of the gamiest fish that ever threw a sportsman into a fever of excitement. Astonishing stories a...
-Canada. Part 12
Montreal Harbor. Naturally enough, the scene of Montreal's greatest animation is the shore of the St. Lawrence. Although a thousand miles from the open ocean, here is a river frontage of three mil...
-Canada. Part 13
Harbor In Winter, With Ice Track. Railway On The Ice. Montreal, From Notre Dame. Dominion Square. In this age of cables, trains, and telegraphs, it is difficult to conceive how isolated f...
-Canada. Part 14
The Maisonneuve Monument. Royal Victoria Hospital. The prophecy has been fulfilled. The flower of faith, thus planted in a savage soil, took root and has developed into a luxuriant garden. Whe...
-Canada. Part 15
View On ST. Helen's Island. A feminine grace and beauty characterize it; and we are not surprised to learn that it was once the property and home of Champlain's wife, whose name, indeed, it bears....
-Canada. Part 16
Montreal,From Mount Royal. McGill University. Bonsecour Church, Montreal. A Snowshoe Party. The traveler who, having entered the Dominion by the Strait of Belle Isle and the Gulf of St...
-Canada. Part 17
Metapedia River, New Brunswick. An Old Trapper. Lumbering and fishing are the principal occupations of the people of New Brunswick, as is but natural, with such a timbered area behind them and...
-Canada. Part 18
Bedford Basin, Halifax Harbor. Northwest Arm, Halifax Harbor. Halifax, From The Citadel. Yet, in reality, beneath this fair expanse, which sunset causes to resemble Nature's palette of res...
-Canada. Part 19
Drive Around Melville Island. Longfellow. However unsubstantial may have been the legend here referred to, Evangeline is founded on a genuine historic episode, whose pathos would have long s...
-Canada. Part 20
Mouth Of The Gaspereau River, Where The Acadians Embarked. This affair, wrote the commander, is more grievous to me than any service I was ever employed in. The whole number thus removed from ...
-Canada. Part 21
Old French Orchard, Grand Pre. The dikes, first built here by the French, and since that time enormously extended, are eloquent reminders of the natural phenomenon connected with the neighboring B...
-Canada. Part 22
Cliffs Worn By The Tide. Steamship Lake Ontario. Canadian Locks. The lowest rapids have been named the Lachine, after the town now located beside them, nine miles west of the metropolis....
-Canada. Part 23
Running The Lachine Rapids. The course of the St. Lawrence is remarkably diversified. Thus, between Montreal and the great gulf whose name it shares, it sweeps along for several hundred miles in u...
-Canada. Part 24
Ottawa, From Parliament Buildings. House Of Parliament, Ottawa. It gave me a curious sensation to stand before these splendid structures, material exponents of law and stable government, and t...
-Canada. Part 25
Chaudiere Falls, Ottawa. Interior Of A Sawmill. Circular Saws. Of course there is another side to this prodigious enterprise, which, when one has retired from its tumult, reconciles one to...
-Canada. Part 26
American Fall, From Canada. Horseshoe Fall, From Below. General View, From The American Side. Horseshoe Fall, From Goat Island. Niagara is too vast a subject for minute description; to...
-Canada. Part 27
Behind The Horseshoe Fall In Winter. Niagara never is monotonous. Although, in general, the same, in detail it is always different. Its surface offers infinite variety. Splendid in sunshine, somb...
-Canada. Part 28
Ontario House Of Parliament, Toronto. Queen's Avenue, Toronto. Like most of the prosperous cities of America, Toronto has a record of development, which to the Old World seems almost incredibl...
-Canada. Part 29
Steamship Athabasca. Dining Saloon In The Athabasca. Coming Out Of The Locks, Sault Ste. Marie. Port Coldwell, Lake Superior. Red Sucker Point, Lake Superior. Freed finally fro...
-Canada. Part 30
Elevators At Fort William. Capacity 2,5OO,000 Bushels. West of the great lakes Greater Canada begins. What does this title mean? the traveler asks himself. Can anything be greater than what I...
-Canada. Part 31
Post Office, Winnipeg. The Last Of Fort Garry. City Hall And Volunteer Monument, Winnipeg. Nelson River for a distance of three hundred and sixty miles to that great arm of the ocean known...
-Canada. Part 32
Highland Cattle, Near Winnipeg. In the long, sunny days of these high latitudes wheat will mature rapidly. And such wheat! Professor Macoun, the botanist of the Canadian Government Survey, reports...
-Canada. Part 33
The rudiments of empire here Are plastic yet and warm ; The chaos of a mighty world Is rounding into form ! Each rude and jostling fragment soon Its fitting place shall find, - The raw material o...
-Canada. Part 34
Indian Dance, Blackfoot Reservation. Blackfoot Brave And Pony. Indian Camp, Blackfoot Reserve. There are at present in the Dominion about one hundred thousand Indians, including Eskimo. Th...
-Canada. Part 35
The Bow Valley And The Rockies. Bow River Falls. Hence, even a distant view of the imposing citadels of rock and ice which form the glory of Calgary was almost like the first sight of my nativ...
-Canada. Part 36
A Drive At Banff. Boat House, Bow River, Banff. Goat Mountain And Spray River Valley, Banff. Moraine Lake. Cascade Mountain, Bow River. Camping At The Head Of Bow River. Mou...
-Canada. Part 37
How The River Winds. Mount Aberdeen, Mount Lefroy, And Lefkoy Glacier. Unfortunate is the tourist who does not interrupt his journey through this wonderful country. For, if he travel continuou...
-Canada. Part 38
Emerald Lake, Near Mount Burgess. Lake Agnes And Mount Whyte. Mirror Lake and Not far from Lake Louise, in fact at the first station west of Laggan, we reach the summit of this Rocky Mountain ...
-Canada. Part 39
Mountaineering Near Mount Temple. Above The Snow Line. Snow Dome, Ottertail Range. Comparatively speaking, it was only yesterday that civilization and the Selkirks looked each other in the...
-Canada. Part 40
The Illecillewaet Valley, From The Loops, Showing Three Tracks. Ottertail Range, Near Field, Mount Hurd On The Right. The Chancellor, Ottertail Range. The Illecillewaet Glacier And Glac...
-Canada. Part 41
The Asulkan Glacier And Pass, Mount Dawson In Centre. Hermit Range, From Glacier House. Mount Cheops, From Mount Abbott. Canadian Crevasses. Eagle Peak, Uto Peak, And Mount Sir Dona...
-Canada. Part 42
The journey seaward from the Sel-kirks loses nothing in grandeur. Our pathway thither follows several ocean-seeking streams, each more impressive than the last, until the climax is attained in the mag...
-Canada. Part 43
Vancouver. Fraser Canon, Near North Bend. Vancouver And Harbor. Memorable, indeed, are the sensations of the traveler, as he arrives in the youthful city of Vancouver, after a journey of f...
-Canada. Part 44
House Of Parliament, Victoria. Three miles from the capital, and connected with it by an electric railway, is Esquimalt, the station for the British navy in the Pacific. This has another of those ...









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