Glimpses of the Past

History of the River St. John, A.D. 1604-1784

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 198,712 / 586 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.1
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 338
Added to site: 2010.02.24
mnybks.net#: 26773
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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ty, at Grand Lake in Queens county, and at various points along the St. John river. Dr. L. W. Bailey, Dr. Geo. F. Matthew, Dr. W. F. Ganong, James Vroom, and others have given considerable attention to these relics and they were studied also to some extent by their predecessors in the field of science, Dr. Robb, Dr. Gesner and Moses H. Perley. The relics most commonly brought to light include stone implements, such as axes, hammers, arrow heads, lance and spear heads, gouges and chisels, celts or wedges, corn crushers, and pipes; also bone implements such as needles, fish hooks and harpoons, with specimens of rude pottery.

When Champlain first visited our shores the savages had nothing better than stone axes to use in clearing their lands. It is to their credit that with such rude implements they contrived to hack down the trees and, after burning the branches and trunk, planted their corn among the stumps and in the course of time took out the roots. In cultivating the soil they used an implement of v

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