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Forty years in Canada : reminiscences of the great North-West with some account of his service in South Africa Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919


"The author, one of the original members of the North-West Mounted Police, was appointed to take charge of a detachment detailed for duty along the C.P.R. construction line in British Columbia. He was also responsible for building a post in the Kootenays in 1887, and was later in command of the Force in the Yukon and British Columbia during the Klondike gold rush. The book briefly covers these activities. Also: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1915. Also: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1915. Also: Toronto, McClelland, Goodchild, Stewart, 1918." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 177-178.

"This book was printed and bound ready for publication in August, 1914; but was postponed owing to the war. Since then the author has been promoted to the rank of Major-General for distinguished services to Canada." -- Title page.

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