HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S TRANSPORTATION TRAIN.
(From photo by Mathers, Edmonton.)
northern and western wilds, and the traders were the unwilling means of opening new regions to settlers.
One of the chief exports of Upper Canada was potash. It was obtained from the ashes of trees burnt to clear the land, and was almost the only article which could be sold for cash in the new settlements.
New In the older towns and villages many of
Settles. the people lived in great comfort. But the newcomers, pushing on into the uncleared forests, had to depend nearly as much on making what they needed