History: Pathfinding Beyond the Peace – Part 1

Reprinted from the November 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Fort St. John, a century-and-a-half old trading post.

Pathfinding Beyond the Peace
By Philip H. Godsell, F.R.G.S.

‘In 1912 the author hunted moose with Beaver Indians north of Fort St. John. In 1925 he was sent to the same country again by the Hudson’s Bay Company to open an overland road and establish trading posts to drive out the “free traders”. Here he tells the story of two years continuous travel by canoe, sled and pack train blazing what has become the first link in the Alaska Highway.’

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