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I Used to have One of These Hats

Canadian Beaver Fur You might think I’m referring to a time about 350 years ago, but I actually had this vintage hat in the late 1980’s. I bought it at a native craft shop in Vancouver’s Gastown during one of … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (a manuscript)

Chapter One The beaver house stood in the middle of the pond. No one was around. The snow lay in drifts on the bank of the pond as ice totally covered the water, except for a large slit which wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada started in London

Beaver House, Revisited   Recently I visited Hudson’s Bay’s Ancient home in the middle of London. Dangers of the wild, the strength of the gun Inspired the fur traders’ foreign forays: Searching for beaver pelts all of their days; Seeking … Continue reading

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