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From: Jim Polson <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Re: Yellowknife
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 19:05:20 -0800
In-Reply-To: <01c701c2df9d$70124420$0200a8c0@caroline>


That's him--Wee Alec from Perthshire. He made his way to the
Arctic Ocean as well. Poor man couldn't sit still.

Jim Polson


> > Nancy might have mentioned that Yellowknife has been around for
> > a while. It started as a trading post in 1789. Now, since we're
> > killing time, can any of you history buffs tell us what famous (to
> > Canadians, anyway) explorer established that trading post? Hint:
> > he was the first man to reach the Pacific by the overland route.
> > (and I don't mean Balboa)
>
> Alexander Mackenzie.
>
> Caroline Gurney


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