Business & Finance: Real Pioneer v. Heartless Giants

''Real Pioneer" v.

"Heartless Giants"

"In the 1890's when conducting my log ging operations in northern Minnesota, I was 200 mi. from the point on Rainy River where International Falls, Minn, and Fort Frances, Ontario are now situated. . . . It was midwinter and a blanket of snow three feet deep made travel difficult. There were no roads. Accompanied by my head timber cruiser we covered the distance on foot and finally arrived at the Hudson Trading Post, one beautiful moonlight night after midnight with the thermometer at —40°. I viewed the wonderful water...

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