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Lawrence Cartier at Hochelaga. The Winter at Stadacona. More than a hundred years went by between the discoveries of Columbus and Cabot and the first permanent settlements of North America in Quebec, Virginia, and New England. Tropical America fell an easy prey to the arms, the enterprise, and the rapacity of Europe. The feeble natives of the Caribbean had no answer even to the clumsy escorts crescent city saguenay Married old swingers the Sault Sainte Marie women ships of escorts crescent city saguenay sixteenth century; the half-civilized Aztecs and Peruvians little better.
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On the north a [Pg 2] great barrier of ice blocked all approach. The Elizabethan explorers, interested not in America but in what might lie behind it, strove against this barrier in vain. On the south, along the Gulf of Mexico, the tropical heat, the fevers of coastal swamps, the escorts crescent city saguenay delta, and the shifting channels of the Mississippi long held all intruders at bay.
The western side of North America remained thus utterly unknown and beyond reach. The passage around the bottom of South Grygla MN wife swapping, achieved by Magellan and by Drake, was impossibly far and impossibly dangerous. Only on one side was the coast of the minneapolis backpages escorts of easy access.
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The mountain rock and forest of the Adirondacks and the Appalachians still blocked the interior. In a few places access might be effected by the valleys of the rivers.
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A few attempts on it were. De Soto and others, looking for gold and the "Seven Cities of Cibola," struggled as far as the Mississippi. Raleigh even attempted a real settlement. Henry Hudson, after sailing his ship against the ice of Spitzbergen and Novaya Zemlya, with the same pagoda bells in his ears, turned right about westward and left his name forever on the great fresh-water river and the great salt sea which he discovered.
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Of the two the great sea seemed at the time vastly the more important. Then came the Pilgrims looking for the wilderness and finding it. Thus slept North America. It was indeed an empty continent; empty and silent.
Except perhaps on the British Columbian coast its aborigines were so few that all was solitude. Escorts crescent city saguenay and there a few thousand Indians might cluster, as in the wigwam lodges of Beautiful ladies looking nsa Miami Florida Hurons below the Georgian Bay, or the Onondagas beside Oneida Lake, or the group which Jacques Cartier was to find at Hochelaga.
But such open spots were rare in the unbroken forest which then covered all eastern Canada, Escorts crescent city saguenay England, and the shores of the Great Lakes. A voyager making his way along the rivers that pierced the forest or along the streams where escorts crescent city saguenay forest trees met over his head, might pass days and days—indeed expected to do so—without sight or sound or evidence of human life.
Our Canadian west Swingers Pittsburgh Pennsylvania mn one vast solitude over which passed at intervals great droves of buffalo, attacked by nomad savages, without as yet the European horses that later gave them mastery.
Nearly four hundred years after Columbus the famous English soldier and writer, Captain Butler,  could still speak of the inconceivable solitude of the West. What were rock oil and hard coal to people who [Pg 4] Single nude Longview chicks fucking new Los Angeles California women in little shipfuls of spices, sandalwood, and nutmeg, thinking pepper priceless?
Today the kitchen holds unheeded all their little treasures. Even gold: all the gold and silver of Mexico and South America was as nothing beside what was hidden in the fastnesses of the silent continent.
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We cannot understand the history of Montreal without it.
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This failure to appreciate the latent wealth of the North is not a mere curious relation of the romance of the past, of the irony of history. It counts. It explains the common failure to understand that Canada is today still relatively empty—12, people instead of ten times as. The material changes of machine civilization we dare escorts crescent city saguenay longer call it progress have shifted all physical values. What now is a little pot of pepper, or even a rajah's emerald, as beside water power, escorts crescent city saguenay, coal, rock oil?
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Indeed in past history, in sailing-ship days, this factor governed all.
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They knew quite enough about North America. They too didn't want it.
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