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TALES FROM THE CANADIAN ROCKIES Brian Patton 1984 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Patton, Brian
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Edmonton,  1984, 1st edition. 303 pp, b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

Includes numerous mountaineering stories from Thorington, Wilcox, Stutfield, etc.  Take a breath of fresh mountain air and feel the magic of an historical Canadian landmark in Tales from the Canadian Rockies. You'll meet a host of unforgettable characters like botanist David Douglas, after whom the Douglas fir is named, and geologist James Hector, whose unruly horse is forever commemorated in the names of Kicking Horse River and Pass. You'l l also experience the hunger and hardships of artist Paul Kane and the indomitable Mrs. Lane who waded across no fewer than 17 meltwater rivers in one day. Tales from the Canadian Rockies incorporates all the best writing from the Rockies and all the most important characters in its recorded history. 

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