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Context of Manitoba and the great North-west : the field for investment, the home of the emigrant, being a full and complete history of the country, its geography, area, situation, and boundaries, its early history and progress, incidents of the settlementfrom the earliest period up to the present time, topography and general character of the country, its climate, together with tables of temperature and climatic changes, fuel supplies, coal, timber, etc. the soil, its wonderful richness and fertility, natural products, grain, fruits, grasses, and flowers, natural history with enumerations of its mammals, reptiles, insects, birds and fishes, stock raising, special advantages and adaptability, mineral resources and prospects of developement , the water supply, rivers, lakes, etc., steamboat and interprovincial communication, the railway system, its rise, progress, and developement [sic], the Indians, their past history and present status, the Hudson Bay Company and its relations with the country, its past and present history, lands and land policy, the government and railway lands, mode of survey and laying out townships, land regulations of each, advice to immigrants and settlers

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