Every Trail Has a Story: Heritage Travel in Canada
By: Bob Henderson
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As historian Michael Bliss once said, "We have to find a way to make history smell again." Author Bob Henderson brings the "fragrance of the past" into the present and invites us to imagine and participate. "Like an enthused hummingbird too eager to land, Bob Henderson leads a wide-ranging tour of the vast garden of Canadian history and landscape. Once entrusted with the scent of intrigue we are invited to follow these stories and trails deeper, make them speak and inform our own travels and impressions. Here are stepping stones and touchstones, paths toward richer engagements via a storied and fabulous past." - Alexandra & Garrett Conover, co-authors of The Snow Walker's Companion "I pulled off the river; a log cabin set back in the woods had caught my eye. Though very old it was in good shape -- there was no lock on the door. A framed note beside it read, 'Leave as you found it.' The interior was neat and tidy, a complete set of blackened pots hung on the walls, a small stack of kindling by the open door of a Findlay stove. 'A perfect place,' I thought to myself.
As I turned to take in the rest of the cabin I saw before me Canada/Yukon rivers, Labrador fiords, Prairie medicine wheels, Superior's north shore, portage and trail - it was all there before me, across space and time. As I stood there ghosts emerged from the walls, trappers, cowboys, ill-fated explorers, lucky canoeists -- all in the same room, all eager to tell their stories. Such is the nature of Bob Henderson's wonderful book." - Ian Tamblyn, songwriter
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