Alberta Originals by Brian Brennan

By Brian Brennan

The large good fortune of Brian Brennan's neighborhood bestseller construction a Province left readers clamouring for extra. Alberta Originals is Brennan's reaction to the call for, that includes sixty extra major and influential Albertans.

From philanthropists to neighborhood characters, artists to oil-patch executives, Alberta Originals is full of those who made a distinct contribution to the social, financial, cultural, and political foundations of Alberta. everybody used to be an unique who introduced his or her strength and imaginative and prescient to the shaping of a province that has a background of embracing the bizarre and entrepreneurial.

Brian Brennan presents a clean examine those province developers, highlighting little-known information from the lives of The well-known 5, "Bible Bill" Aberhart, Frank McMahon, Catharine Robb Whyte & Ernest Manning.

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The largest single group came from the Clanranald lands in the island of Eigg, which provided thirty of the eighty-seven passengers. However, the exodus from the Clanranald estates had been much more extensive than this. In addition to the emigrants who sailed on the British Queen to Quebec in 1790, there were also 328 Clanranald tenants from Moidart, South Morar, Eigg and South Uist who were taken on the Jane and Lucy to Prince Edward Island (then the Island of St. 38 Having arrived at Quebec in November 1790, with little money, the British Queen emigrants needed assistance to survive their first winter.

Courtesy of the Archives of Ontario C 1-0-0-0-48. 7 However, when the Americans actually invaded Upper Canada in 1812, the government realized that it had to take steps to bolster its defences or risk losing the colony. With only the width of the St. Lawrence as protection against attack along the stretch from Montreal to Kingston, there was an urgent need to establish a second line of defence along the Rideau Valley between the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers (Figure 3). This would provide an alternative route between Upper and Lower Canada in the event of the Americans seizing control of the St.

Even with his offer of a subsidized crossing, John Campbell was never going to make much headway in the Highlands and Islands. While this region had already lost many people to British America, the exodus had gone principally to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. 21 These kinship ties explain why it was that people from Inverness-shire and Perthshire enrolled in such large numbers in the government's assisted emigration scheme. 22 What was significant about these areas was the region's earlier links with Upper Canada.

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