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The Resource Arc of the Medicine Line : mapping the world's longest undefended border across the western plains, Tony Rees

Arc of the Medicine Line : mapping the world's longest undefended border across the western plains, Tony Rees

Label
Arc of the Medicine Line : mapping the world's longest undefended border across the western plains
Title
Arc of the Medicine Line
Title remainder
mapping the world's longest undefended border across the western plains
Statement of responsibility
Tony Rees
Title variation
Mapping the world's longest undefended border across the western plains
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "TODAY THE BORDERLAND below is a wide, empty sweep of wheat fields and pasture, measured by a grid of gravel roads that sees little traffic and few people who do not make their lives here. It has been much this way for more than a century now, but there was a moment that first broke the great silence shrouding this place, and that moment changed it forever
  • In late July of 1874, the Sweetgrass Hills sheltered the greatest accumulation of scientists, teamsters, scouts, cooks and soldiers to be seen anywhere in this part of the world before the coming of the railways. Out on the flats below me, the men of the boundary commissions-American, British and Canadian-established an astronomical station and the last of their supply depots as they prepared to draw the Medicine Line across the final hundred miles of the nearly nine hundred between Manitoba's Lake of the Woods and the Continental Divide. In the brief weeks the surveyors and soldiers spent in the Milk River country, they witnessed, and played a singular part in, the beginning of the end for the open west. That hot, dry summer of 1874 marked the outside world's final assault on this last frontier."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rees, Tony
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F854
LC item number
.R44 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • High Plains (U.S.)
  • Cartography
  • Astronomy
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • United States
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • Indians of North America
Label
Arc of the Medicine Line : mapping the world's longest undefended border across the western plains, Tony Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spring 1874
  • Summer 1874
  • Late summer 1874
  • Autumn 1874
  • The
  • end of the line
  • The
  • medicine line
  • Autum 1872
  • The
  • Northwest angle
  • Winter work 1872-73
  • Spring 1873
  • Summer 1873
  • Autumn 1873
  • Winter 1873-74
Control code
163592935
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 393 pages
Isbn
9780803217911
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007030035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)163592935
Label
Arc of the Medicine Line : mapping the world's longest undefended border across the western plains, Tony Rees
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spring 1874
  • Summer 1874
  • Late summer 1874
  • Autumn 1874
  • The
  • end of the line
  • The
  • medicine line
  • Autum 1872
  • The
  • Northwest angle
  • Winter work 1872-73
  • Spring 1873
  • Summer 1873
  • Autumn 1873
  • Winter 1873-74
Control code
163592935
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 393 pages
Isbn
9780803217911
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007030035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)163592935

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