Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Discovering the North: The 1908 Cameron and Brown Arctic Expedition

In 1908 two individuals from the south bought round-trip tickets to the Arctic Ocean from the Hudson’s Bay Company. In doing so, former British Columbia school principal, Agnes Deans Cameron, accompanied by her niece, Jessie Cameron Brown, became the first white women to penetrate the Arctic Circle on their own. They travelled by a combination of railway cars, open-to-the-weather stagecoaches and scows, oxcarts and river steamers.