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Captain John Palliser on his expedition through the Prairies
Updated: 3/9/2020
Captain John Palliser on his expedition through the Prairies
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  • Captain John Palliser was a young Irish scientific adventurer, born in Dublin Ireland. From 1839 to 1863 he served in the Waterfall Militia. Captain John Palliser was also made high sheriff of the Waterford.
  • Who was he ?
  • Captain John Palliser expediton begins:
  • John Palliser and his troop began in Sault Ste Marie by steamboat across lake superior.
  • On June 12 they continued in canoes from Isle Royale Michigan to the lower part of Fort Gary in Manitoba .
  • The expedition continued with Captain John Palliser and his troop riding horses and carts, supplies they got for the Hudsons bay company.
  • They continued through The Turtled Mountain, Fort Ellice, Roche Percee, near the South Saskatchewan river to Fort Carlton, then near the North Saskatchewan River.
  • In the spring they marched west and looked for mountain crossings west of modern-day .They mapped out the North Kananaskis Pass and North Kootenay Pass, before coming to Fort Edmonton for the winter.
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