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3 months agoby hammersonpeters[Legends of the #NahanniValley - 7/9] . "As the years drew on, the remote wilds of the Nahanni began to appeal to geologists, naturalists, and other representatives of the scientific community. With the northern frontier ever shrinking under the onslaught of industrial exploration, these academics jumped at the opportunity to study this vast tract of virgin wilderness virtually unspoiled by man. Throughout the 1960's, some of the scholarly professionals who entered the #Nahanni returned from their expeditions with experiences they could not explain. The accounts of these academics, coupled with local anecdotes, gave rise to a new Nahanni legend. According…
3 months agoby hammersonpeters[Legends of the Nahanni Valley- 5/9] . "In spite of all the dreadful tales of bad medicine, evil spirits, hairy Giants, and prehistoric monsters, a handful of enterprising prospectors continued to try their luck in the Nahanni Valley in the hopes of discovering gold. Two such men were Willy and Frank McLeod, Metis brothers whose father, Murdock, once served as Chief Factor at Fort Liard. Sometime in 1904 or 1905, the McLeod brothers, equipped with mining gear, disappeared up the South Nahanni and, according to some, further up the Flat River. They were never seen alive again. "Three years after…
4 months agoby hammersonpeters[Legends of the Nahanni Valley- 4/9] . "Hand in hand with tales of a tropical valley were stories of mammoths, madtodons, and other prehistoric #monsters said to still roam the most desolate recesses of the #Nahanni . Indian trappers and white prospectors alike claimed to have observed fresh tracks of these Pleistocene relicts in the snow or the soft clay of creek beds, and many frontiersmen returned from the wilderness bearing priceless ivory tusks with hair and flesh still adhered to the bone. Rumour had it that some hunters had even encountered the antediluvian beasts deep within Mackenzie Country and…
3 months agoby hammersonpeters[Legends of the #Nahanni Valley- 6/9] . "Growing in conjunction with these conjectures were rumours that the Nahanni country was rich in gold, and that the McLeod brothers had made a massive strike on one of its creeks sometime prior to their untimely deaths. In no time, whispers of the Lost McLeod Mine- a subarctic El Dorado where gold nuggets the size of goose eggs littered the creek beds- rippled up and down the Mackenzie. One by one, veterans of the Fortymile, Klondike, Nome, and Fairbanks goldfields trickled into the Nahanni Valley, pans, picks, and whipsaws strapped to their dog…
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