Chevalier de la Corne and the Carrot River Valley of Saskatchewan.
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Chevalier de la Corne and the Carrot River Valley of Saskatchewan. by Arthur S. Bennett

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Published by Atwell Fleming in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Lacorne, Louis François de, -- 1703-1761

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Fisher copy available in an online version via the UTL Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides digital collection.

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Pagination39 p. :
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19658628M

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And the perpetrator was Saskatchewan booster Arthur S. Bennett, who wrote a small booklet (The Chevalier de la Corne and the Carrot River Valley of Saskatchewan) in to promote the agricultural potential of the Melfort district. During his term in the west La Corne improved Fort Paskoya (Le Pas, Man.). He travelled farther west than his predecessors, built Fort Saint-Louis (Fort-à-la-Corne, Sask.) near the forks of the Saskatchewan River, seeded several acres of grain, and explored the Carotte (Carrot) River valley. The first recorded attempt at growing wheat in present-day Saskatchewan took place in the Carrot River Valley some time between and , and is ascribed to the Frenchman Chevalier de La Corne. Commercial production of spring wheat likely started in the s with the introduction of . These names were applied to at least three different locations on the Saskatchewan River between Tobin Rapids and Fort a la Corne, where Henry Budd .

The Town of Carrot River and RM of Moose Range have two history books for sale. The first book, produced in , is called "Pioneer Ways to Modern Days" and is available at the Town Office () or [email protected] for $ The Carrot River is about km in length and it parallels the course of the South Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Rivers. The Carrot River serves as the main watershed for north-eastern Saskatchewan as all smaller streams and rivers empty into the Carrot River. This causes major flood problems during the spring run off and rainy seasons around Location: Carrot River, Saskatchewan. The Stoney Creek site was within an area whose agricultural potential may have been discovered as early as by French explorer Chevalier de la Corne, who reportedly experimented successfully with grain crops during his time in the Carrot River Valley Region. Chevalier, (II)-Louis De La Corne () of Saint-Luc became commander of the North West and established Fort La Corne (Fort Saint Louis) near the forks of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers. He retained his commission until He explored the Carrot River Valley.

Fax () Phone () Physical Address: 29 Main Street: Mailing Address: Box , Carrot River, SK, Canada, S0E 0L0. By , LaVerendrye and his sons had established a line of trading posts between Montreal and the forks of the Saskatchewan River, and Chevalier de la Corne had built a trading post at a site upstream from Nipowewin. These two waiting places became differentiated as “Upper-Nipowewin” (Fort a la Corne) and “Lower-Nipowewin” (Nipawin). He reached the Saskatchewan July 21st, via Hayes River and Moose Lake and paddled up the stream twenty-two miles, where he came to the fort built previously by the French trader De La Corne. He left the Saskatchewan River and crossed country to the Carrot River, which he ascended for over fifty miles. The oldest European name still in use today in Saskatchewan is Fort à la Corne, which bears the name of Louis Chapt, Chevalier de la Corne, brother-in-law to the La Vérendrye brothers, who founded that trading post in the Saskatchewan valley in