height of land


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height of land

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Topography does not change much over time, and traders, Metis freighters, missionaries, and Mounted Police tended to use this same height of land as they travelled back and forth between Fort Edmonton and the new settlement at Calgary.
It can be a height of land, a hummock of ice, or any place of elevation that affords observers a clear view of their surroundings to make good observations.
They were wind bound on Michikamats for three days, before following the flow of water upriver from the north end of Michikamats, in search of the height of land. On 10 August, they finally reached northward flowing water and the head of the George River.
The land on which it sat was said to be worth 300 billion yen at the height of land speculation during the bubble economy of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
A vibrant corporate culture emerged which had its expression in rituals such as the initiation of hivernants or wintering partners as Nor'Westers at the Height of Land, and in the great annual Rendezvous at Fort William.
The Land Between is a history of the development of a vast territory, stretching hundreds of square miles from the foot of Lake Superior at Sault Sainte Marie to the western boundary of the province of Ontario on the Lake of the Woods, and northward to the height of land that marks off the drainage basin of the Great Lakes.
The relevant stock register are the so-called road and the height of land. The land consists of technical drawings as well as road-based index cards and data sheets, in which the essential factual information are listed.
(4) Apparently Pink was unaware that he was only a short distance from the height of land between Beaver Lake and Lac La Biche that divides the Hudson Bay and Mackenzie River watersheds.
Marie, and thence to Batchewanaung Bay, on the Northern Shore of Lake Superior; together with the Islands in the said Lakes, opposite to the Shores thereof, and inland to the Height of land".
It can be a height of land, a hummock of ice, or any place of elevation that affords an observer a clear view of their surroundings to make good observations.
It was clear that a frontal assault up a wet and muddied slope against a height of land occupied by a thousand well-trained and highly motivated defenders was suicidal.
When pioneers sought the height of land for their homesteads, they did so with spring run-off in mind, not the difficulty of plowing the drive, nor cost of running in electrical power lines.