Category Archives: Filling Up the West

The Lonesomes: 16 Prairie Stories

Reid Dickie This falls under the category of blatant self-promotion. When you drive down a country road and see a lonesome old farmhouse, sun-baked and tumbling down or a busted-up half ton rusting away on a rise or an abandoned … Continue reading

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1870s TV Ad for Free Farms in Western Canada

Reid Dickie A delightful impossibility! In 1870 the Dominion of Canada bought Rupert’s Land, which was pretty much all of western Canada, from the Hudson’s Bay Company. After passing the Dominion Lands Act in 1872, the government embarked on an … Continue reading

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