I Think About Canadian Prehistory

The following is cut and pasted from information at the UBC site. A little prehistory, as much as we seem to know so far. Funny how the present time is relearning the past.

9000 B.C.
Native peoples are living along the Eramosa River near what is now Guelph, Ontario.

5200 B.C.
The Sto:lo people are living alongside the Fraser River near what is now Mission, B.C. (Some say they may have been as early as 9000 B.C.)

5000 B.C.
Native peoples have spread into what is now Northern Ontario and Southeastern Québec.

2000 B.C.
Inuit peoples begin to move into what is now the Northwest Territories.

500 B.C.
Northwest Coast native peoples begin to flourish.

Leif (the Lucky) Ericsson visits Labrador and L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.

John Gerald Shragge – The Road Scholar

Sorry to see the site only somewhat preserved with the Web Archives Text is there but images are hit and miss. Maybe a lot of the images were from the Toronto Reference Library, or can be found there. John Shragge is deceased so there aren’t going to be updates and it looks like the domain was left to expire. I found the link while working on old submissions to the Curlie (previously known as the Open Directory Project) web directory. Now and then I find a treasure there, like this site.


The Road Scholar – A site (originally by John G. Shragge) dedicated to Ontario’s historical trails, roads, byways and highways, horseless carriages and related stuff.