The North-West Passage by Land: Conclusion

Pages of history from Canadian Cattlemen, March 1948

The North-West Passage by Land
By Lord Milton and Dr. Cheadle

‘When the skunk skin, which served Milton and Cheadle as a barometer, gave warning notice that spring was near at hand, the two Englishmen turned their thoughts again to their plan of reaching the Pacific coast by a land route. The skunk skin gave out very little odour in the cold weather but with the coming of spring the scent was becoming stronger every day.

On April 3rd the two white men turned their back on their log shack which had served them so well and, not without some feelings of regret, headed for Fort Carlton. After a rest of three days the men started west for Edmonton…’

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