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The Adventures of the Chevalier de la Salle
by John S. C. Abbott (1875)
This fascinating history of exploration, discovery and settlement along the great Missouri/Mississippi valley--the heart of the North American continent--features adventure, research, colonization and religious conversion amongst the native peoples and early settlers.
de la Salle was one of the explorers who opened up the continent, travelling by canoe and on foot. Over a period exceeding 30 years he and his colleagues met people, proselytized for the Catholic faith, recorded geographic and biologic discoveries, and establsihed trading posts and forts. In the long run, their last voyage proved fatal, when they attempted to settle near the mouth of the Mississippi.
And the book itself represents a bit of an exploration, too, as we set out on a program to "recapture" the early eBooks produced by DPC. They were posted to Project Gutenberg Canada. Now we propose to add them all to the FP catalogue. The program will take a lot of effort, as there are several hundred such eBooks. Once we have identified which eBooks need to be transferred to FP, their header files will need to be modified, the projects will have to be loaded to the FP database via FTP software, and an entry made in the FP catalogue.
Not much time for a single eBook, but multiplied by hundreds of entries, quite a task!! The resulting expansion in the FP catalogue of hundreds of additional titles will be well worth the effort.
Enjoy de la Salle!
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