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The Champlain Road

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Title:The Champlain Road
McDowell, Franklin Davey   
Published:   1939
Publisher:The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, fiction, Governor General's Literary Award, historical, Ontario

THE CHAMPLAIN ROAD, northern route of the three roads from New France to Huronia and taken by Samuel de Champlain on his trip to the Huron Country, in 1615. It commenced at Quebec, followed the St. Lawrence to the mouth of the Ottawa, thence up the Ottawa to a point close to Lake Nipissing, across the Nipissing to the French River and into what is now Georgian Bay, a circuitous route, about 700 miles of portage and waterways; but the only remaining road not permanently closed by the Iroquois. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for McDowell, Franklin Davey

Franklin Davey McDowell (1888-1965) was a Canadian journalist. He worked as a reporter for the Mail and Empire (precursor to the Globe and Mail) and the Toronto World. He wrote a couple of novels and several short stories. He is best known for The Champlain Road, a historical novel set during the time of the martyrdom of Jean de Brébeuf and the destruction of the Huron missions. (Various sources)

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