Laying Down the Lines

Laying Down the Lines

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Between the Fourth Meridian and the Continental Divide is a vast land with some of the most varied landscapes, difficult terrain, and treacherous climates in Canada. The challenge of exploring, surveying and mapping the territory now known as Alberta holds some of the most fascinating stories in the 100-year-old province's history. From the first excursions of David Thompson and John Palliser to the ongoing work of surveying for industry and development, from the first hand-drawn maps and sextants to modern satellite imaging and computer modeling, historian Judy Larmour captures the grand arcs and the fascinating details of the dramatic centuries-long struggle to find and mark place.Between 1919 and 1 92 1 , surveyors subdivided parts of fifty-six townships in northern Alberta, most in connection with the ... 1931, marking the end of township subdivision in northern Alberta for two decades.27 The post-war demand for farmland, ... Surveyors went out specifically to investigate soils and record the acreages of soils of different grades, while also ... surveyors working in Alberta were able to send their soil samples to a laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan inanbsp;...

Title:Laying Down the Lines
Author:Judy Larmour
Publisher:Brindle and Glass - 2005


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