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  John Palliser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
John Palliser (January 29, 1817 – August 18, 1887) was an Irish-born Canadian geographer and explorer.
From 1839 to 1863, Palliser served in the military and became a Captain in the Waterford artillery.
Palliser was somewhat inclined to spying; there were rumours he was working on behalf of certain Caribbean islands and the Confederate states in America.
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 Calgary & Southern Alberta - John Palliser, Henry Youle Hind and Simon Dawson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Calgary and Southern Alberta - John Palliser, Henry Youle Hind and Simon Dawson
John Palliser, Henry Youle Hind and Simon Dawson
Palliser claimed that while the semi-arid area was ill-suited for civilisation, a northerly fertile belt could maintain stock-raising and agriculture.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/calgary/palliser.html   (383 words)

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Palliser had decided that the fishery would be a "nursery for seamen" (as quoted in Janzen, p.8), employing thousands of men each year and transforming them into mariners who were available to serve in the navy in the event of a war.
Hugh Palliser, the twenty-first governor of Newfoundland, was born February 26, 1723 at Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire.
Governor Hugh Palliser and the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery.
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 The Canadian Encyclopedia
When Captain John Palliser first reached the prairies he may have thought he had lost his way and discovered Hell, for what he found was a forbidding and arid region.
The area, which became known as Palliser's Triangle, is north of the American border, bounded by Cartwright, Man., Lloydminster, Sask., and Calgary and Cardston, Alta. Palliser reported an area ill-suited for civilization, a region of short grasses and shrubs and desert-like conditions where cacti grew along the coulee ridge.
Although Palliser had submitted a report on the region's harsh conditions, the British government ignored it and encouraged settlement in the area, even as Mother Nature, with her recurrent droughts, encouraged staying away.
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 Finding Aids and Inventories Not Available at the Fortress of Louisbourg, By Eric Krause (Krausehouse-Info Research ...
Palliser refers to some questionable actions of the French (for example, sailing beyond their boundaries without permission), reminds him of the various treaties signed and urges him to keep them in mind in the future.
Palliser speaks of Micmac Indians settling in Newfoundland near St. Pierre and of Acadians settling on St. Pierre; both pose a threat as an additional burden on the Newfoundland fishery and as additional illicit traders with the French of St. Pierre.
Palliser asks for access to documents concerning the Newfoundland fishery that may be available in London and not in St. John's owing to a fire in 1748, so as to be able to do a better job in managing the Newfoundland fishery.
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 Research Collections Information Service Sheets at the Royal Naval Museum
Palliser's division was some distance away and a frigate had to be dispatched to give the instruction.
Palliser decided to bring capital charges against Keppel in December, and in Parliament, a motion was brought to try Palliser.
Palliser died in Vach, Buckinghamshire on 19th March 1796 and was buried in Chalfont St Giles.
www.royalnavalmuseum.org /info_sheets_hugh_palliser.htm   (1715 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Palliser was one of the few men with experience of travel on the prairies who was detached from the growing controversy about the future of western British North America.
Palliser hunted and examined the country south and east of the fort and then, with two newly arrived friends, Captain Arthur Brisco and William Roland Mitchell, travelled to Rocky Mountain House (Alta) to get to know the Blackfoot and Piegan Indians who frequented it, as he planned to travel through their country the next season.
Palliser sent Sullivan eastward from Fort Shepherd (B.C.) on the Columbia River while he himself forced a way west through difficult country until, near modern Midway (B.C.), he fell in with an American party engaged on the Boundary Survey of 1857—62.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=39869   (2230 words)

 Sask 2005 New Home Template   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Palliser would have been surprised to learn how often the world’s wheat championship would be won by samples grown in that area.
The expedition was to be under the leadership of Captain John Palliser and included James Hector as surgeon and geologist, Eugene Bourgeau, botanist, John W. Sullivan as secretary and Thomas Blackiston as the astronomer.
Captain John Palliser, an adventurous Irishman whose name has become one of the most familiar in Western Canadian history, was born in Ireland in 1817 and for a time served as sheriff of Waterford County in that country.
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 Craigavon Historical Society
The descent of the John Macoun with whom we are concerned from Samuel Macoun is shown in the accompanying pedigree.
The house in Maralin in which John was born and brought up was very old and strongly built, with a stone over the doorway bearing initials M and C and the date 1708.
John Macoun was given a permanent appointment in the service of the Canadian government and he went to live in Ottawa in 1882.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Palliser hoped that Haven could help end the endemic Inuit-white conflicts which plagued the Strait of Belle Isle and southern Labrador, seriously impeding the development of a fishery there.
As a result of long conversations with the Inuit, he was able to provide Palliser with a detailed report on the situation there and an accurate analysis of the factors underlying the outbreaks of violence.
Angered by Palliser’s attitude, the Moravian authorities decided that there would be no further expeditions to Labrador until they were given the land grants there for which they had applied in February 1765.
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 John Palliser Timeline
Wray Palliser was a well-to-do Irish landowner and a descendent of William Palliser,
The treasury subscribed 5,000 pounds for the purpose, and Palliser was on 31 March 1857 appointed leader of the expedition to be assisted by Lieutenant Blakiston of the royal artillery as astronomer, Mr Bourgeau as botanist, and Dr Hector as the geologist..
Palliser explored the White Fish and Kaministique Rivers and inspected the country between the southern branch of the Saskatchewan River and the boundary of the United States.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
John Macnab writes from London to three proprietors, same as Jim Tarras used to do, and proposes to take a deer or a salmon on their property between certain dates.
This John Macnab is not to shoot a Glenraden beast at all, at all, but if he shoots one he is not to move it one foot.
John Macnab had chosen rightly if he wanted a shot, but there were three gillies and her father to prevent him getting his beast away.
www.gutenberg.net.au /ebooks03/0300621.txt   (23652 words)

 Calgary Board of Education - Schools and Areas
Captain John Palliser Elementary School is located in the northwest community of Brentwood, serving the communities of Brentwood, Edgemont and The Hamptons.
Captain John Palliser School honours the name of an Irishman who was commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society to lead an expedition to the land that we know as western Canada.
Palliser determined that the south western prairies were an extension of the central- American desert and thus, were unsuitable for agriculture.
www.cbe.ab.ca /schools/view.asp?id=196   (382 words)

 Pioneer Profiles (P)
John Paterson was born in Quebec and died in Calgary on April 7, 1907.
John Paterson was born in Scotland and died in Okotoks in 1909.
John Phipps was born on December 22, 1849 at Leicstershire, England and died at Cochrane, Alberta June 1, 1935.
www.pioneersalberta.org /profiles/p.html   (4022 words)

 Sask 2005 New Home Template   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
On March 3, 1857, Captain John Palliser and his party left London on their mission to explore the prairie west.
Presumably Palliser was witnessing one of those dry years on the prairies.
His famous ‘Palliser Triangle comprised the area extending south west from Lloydminster south east to the south western corner of Manitoba.
www.saskatchewancentennial.com /facts/skfactsresults.asp?ID=47   (802 words)

 Palliser, John
Palliser, John, sportsman, explorer (b at Dublin, Ire 29 Jan 1817; d at Comeragh House, Cty Waterford, Ire 18 Aug 1887).
He spent nearly 3 years (1857-60) exploring what is now western Canada as instigator and leader of the PALLISER EXPEDITION.
His interest in the southern prairies and mountains of western British North America had been aroused on an 1847-48 tour of the US, when he had spent almost 11 months hunting buffalo, elk and grizzly bear in the Missouri country.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006055   (203 words)

 Historical Droughts
Another explorer, John Palliser, visted the western plains of Canada in the 1850's, and brought back reports of even more severe aridity than Pike had noted.
Palliser was accompanied by trained naturalists, so the veracity of his reports should not be doubted.
Palliser, too, had the ill luck to come west during one of the worst droughts to hit the Great Plains in the past several hundred years.
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 Peaks of the Canadian Rockies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
What is known is that John Palliser placed the name "Mount Head" (in rather large letters) on his 1865 map but did not refer to its specific location in his written report.
However the status of Palliser's report was such that on many small scale maps of the Canadian Rockies printed as late as the 1920's, Mount Head appears on the Continental Divide and is the only named peak between Kicking Horse Pass and the International Boundary.
John Palliser's father was an old friend of Sir Edmund's who encouraged Palliser and even gave him a retrieving dog to take on the expedition.
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 The Naming of Peaks of the Canadian Rockies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From 1857 to 1859 Captain John Palliser led a group of scientists into what was then the virtually unknown territory lying west of what is now Manitoba.
John Palliser's background was wilderness travel, hunting, and seeking adventure in the western United States.
Palliser himself travelled to the headwaters of the Kananaskis River, crossed the Continental Divide, and explored the Kootenay Valley.
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 WDM Prairie Gamble - Family History Album - Story - LeRoy, R.M. of (No. 339)
In 1856 John Palliser joined the Royal Geographical Society and with their assistance obtained a financial contribution from the Colonial Office in early 1857.
Palliser's portion followed what was later to be the International Boundary west and then travelled north to join the other group of his expedition.
Sometime later John Art, the driver, recognized a man on the street of Prince Albert whom he claimed was the mail stage robber.
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 snarkout seven things: the quincunx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I'm not sure whether Palliser had crazy Oulipo-esque mirrorings, where as you dig further into the structure each whole element reveals itself to be five smaller components, but I wouldn't put it past him; the figure of the quincunx (and quincunxes of quincunxes) is itself a major plot point on at least three occasions.
That suggests to me the notion that Mary's father committed incest with her, and that John is indeed the child of that act.
John talks about Martin's mother bringing the statue to the house and that it saved her lover.
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 August 15 - August 21
The Palliser Expedition of 1857-1860 was one of the major scientific and exploring expeditions organised to gain information on Canada's largely unexplored western territories.
Under the leadership of John Palliser, the members of the expedition studied and described the natural resources of the region with particular reference to possible agricultural development.
Although John Palliser died on August 18, 1887, his name survives, attached to the semiarid corner of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan that has become known as the "Palliser Triangle".
www.glenbow.org /exhibitions/online/libhtm/aug15.htm   (1250 words)

 blank Community Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The community of Palliser is named after Captain John Palliser, an early explorer and surveyor in western Canada.
Accompanied by a botanist, a doctor, an astronomer and an artillery officer turned naturalist, John Palliser lead an expedition to survey the land mass between Lake Superior and the Pacific Ocean.
The community of Palliser is located in the southwest sector of the City.
www.calgarycommunities.com /communities/CA's/palliserbayviewpumphill.htm   (384 words)

 Palliser (Saskatchewan electoral district) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Palliser in relation to the other Saskatchewan ridings
Palliser is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.
It is named in honour of John Palliser, a geographer and explorer of the Canadian west.
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 A history of the Estevan area by Roy Sanderson
Palliser The John Palliser expedition sent to explore western Canada is a long and interesting story.
Palliser came to this area to investigate rumors of a pierced rock and that there were signs of coal in the area.
The natives started crossing the river to where Palliser was camped and caused some concerns until the guide, Mckay, informed them that they were friendly and that they were only interested in trading horses or buying whisky.
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 Peaks of the Canadian Rockies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When Rae returned to Britain with the news of Sir John Franklin's fate, including his belief that the expedition's members had ended their days eating human flesh, he was not well received.
On the other hand, John Palliser would certainly have noticed the peak as he travelled through the Kananaskis Lakes area in 1858.
As well, there is no record of James Hector ever meeting John Rae whereas Joyce McCart (who is currently researching a book regarding the Palliser Expedition) advises that Palliser actually visited Dr. Rae in Hamilton during the winter of 1857/58.
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 Calgary & Southern Alberta - Palliser's Triangle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In his 1863 report, John Palliser maintained that the extension of the Great American Desert into British North America constituted a barrier to continuous western settlement.
Ranching aside, Palliser's Triangle became a symbol of the barren nature of much of the southwestern Canadian prairies.
However, John Macoun, the Dominion government botanist, claimed that the absence of wood did not reflect soil deficiency.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/calgary/triangle.html   (316 words)

 Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures in the Canadian Rockies of Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1858 Captain John Palliser was charged with the duty of discovering and surveying a route through the Rockies near the Canada - US Border.
At that time the area was virtually unknown, since the hostile Blackfoot Confederacy had kept all Europeans out.
Palliser's epic journey into the western frontier was recorded in sufficient detail that retracing his exact route is, in many places, still possible since the region has changed little in the past 140 years.
www.packtrips.ca /palliser1.html   (90 words)

Dr. Hames Hector, one of the Palliser associates, wrote "The arid district, though there are many fertile spots throughout its extent, can never be of much advantage to us as a possession" and also that Alberta forests yielded "a very inferior quality of firewood".
The members of the Palliser Commission convinced the government that a much less expensive route to follow was across the flat and unproductive prairies and through the much less treacherous Kicking Horse Pass.
John De Sousa of Calgary instituted the Lodge on October 5, 1900 and the officers of Jasper Lodge U.D. conferred a third degree.
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