Rocky Mountain Portage

Rocky Mountain Portage
   Leads across an elbow of the Peace River, in the mountains, about long. 122°, to avoid a series of dangerous rapids. First used by Alexander Mackenzie in 1793, on his expedition to the Pacific. The North West Company had a trading post here for many years; and one was afterwards maintained by the Hudson's Bay Company, but has long since been abandoned.
   Index: D Simon Fraser's first post built in 1805, 97.
   Bib.: Burpee, Search for the Western Sea.

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