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    Re: Thompson mapping Canada
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2009 Nov 29, 10:37 -0500
    Thompson is one of those explorers I've always been in awe of.   The distance he traveled on his own is phenomenal.

    One aspect of Canadian exploration that's always surprised me, however, is how late Quebec and Labrador got on the radar screen, compared to western Canada.   I think it was 100 years later that A.P. Low made expeditions to Quebec and Labrador.   Even then, big areas of it were unmapped.    It may have been that, economically, there wasn't much motivation for exploration of Quebec and Labrador.

    On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 10:31 PM, <frankreed{at}historicalatlas.com> wrote:
    Here's a brief, interesting account of the life of David Thompson who did a lot of mapping work in Canada starting around 1790 frequently using lunars to determine longitudes:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8354658.stm

    According to the article, there was a program on BBC television on this last week. Anyone see it?

    -FER

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