Background to Cattle in British Columbia
By Grant MacEwan
‘Westward from Red River, the first agriculture of any account was at the Pacific coast. Separating the two infant communities, one at the centre of a continent and the other at the edge, were 1,500 miles of prairies and mountains, little known to any except the Indians. Of communication between the two points, there was none; to the people living at the Fort Garry on the Red River, England was more accessible than Victoria and other places on the west coast.’
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