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Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)


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Additional products include deerskin purses and fringed gauntlets similar to those worn in pictures of the explorer Alexander MacKenzie in 1789.
No, I came to save Alexander Mackenzie, not to bury him," Linda said.
Freed from grinding poverty and an oppressive religion, their hidden talents burst forth producing great scientists like Joseph Black, philosophers like David Hume, pioneering economists like Adam Smith, groundbreaking engineers like James Watt and Thomas Telford, world-class explorers like Alexander Mackenzie and Mungo Park, and geologists like James Hutton.
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie set off down what would become the Mackenzie River, hoping to emerge at Cook Inlet in Alaska where he could hook into a route to the much sought-after Northwest Passage.
Then follow illustrated plates dealing with explorations by such men as Sir John Franklin, James Cook, Samuel Hearne, George Vancouver, Alexander Mackenzie, Sir John Barrow, and Sir John Ross.
Of our 22 prime ministers, 13 can claim Scottish heritage; over half the 36 Fathers of Confederation were Scottish Canadians; Scots explorers such as Alexander Mackenzie and Simon Fraser crossed the continent and established settlements in the West; their countrymen such as George Simpson and Donald Smith ran the biggest companies and banks; Scots immigrants such as Sir John A.
In the April-May 2010 issue, the Musqueam Nation was mistakenly identified as the Cowichan Nation in a sidebar to the article "Saving David Thompson," while Prince Rupert was misidentified in the main story as the location where explorer Alexander Mackenzie famously reached the Pacific.
In Part 2, Tsilhqot'in interests collide with those of archaeologists, historians, and the area's pioneers regarding the bicentennial commemoration of the trail trod by Alexander MacKenzie in the late-eighteenth century.
Macdonald proposed building the now-famous transcontinental railroad, Liberal leader Alexander Mackenzie preferred a combination of rail and water routes to connect east and west.
His discussion of women's dresses contains some very interesting and valuable quotes from such early 19th century sources as the journals of Alexander Mackenzie, Alexander Henry the Younger, and the Long Expedition.
OVER the course of three summers, the author followed in the wake of 18th-century explorer Alexander Mackenzie and his French "voyageur" crew the 2,000 miles from Lake Athabasca in central north America along a trail of rivers and lakes to the Pacific Ocean using the same traditional native American method of travel as Mackenzie 200 years before.
That honor goes to Alexander Mackenzie, a Scottish fur trapper and explorer who traveled from Montreal to the Pacific Ocean by canoe a decade before President Thomas Jefferson sent the Corps of Discovery up the Mississippi River.
1789: Alexander Mackenzie loses his way on the "River of Disappointment" while seeking the Pacific Ocean.
We are now the training delivery agent for the in-school portion using facilities at Alexander MacKenzie Secondary School in partnership with the Lambton Kent District School Board.