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Let's Join This Mining Expedition – in 1902

It was Aug. 13, 1902, and Upstate New York's A.B. Bouvier found himself far from civilization - in Ontario, Canada's Mine Centre district. He was there to check out some mining property. And as he recounted in two letters to a friend of his - a woman named Emma - the trip hadn't been an easy one.

The two letters are part of a small group of historic documents that I've amassed through the years. The two scrawl-covered pages tell quite a story. And the collector I got the notes from filled in some of the other details.

The first letter tells of a trip across Lake Superior - one that left everyone on the boat (except Bouvier) feeling seasick.

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