The Amazing Foot Race of 1921

The Amazing Foot Race of 1921

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READ ALL ABOUT IT: Hikers to Walk From East Coast to Vancouver Canadians have long been fascinated with trekkers who conquered this country sea to sea, from John Hugh Gillis in 1906 to Terry Fox in 1980 to Rick Hansen in 1985. This adventure tale celebrates five Canadians who hiked from Halifax to Vancouver in 1921. For a nation struggling with post-war inflation, labour unrest and unemployment, the prospect of the 3, 645-mile hike was a welcome distraction. Daily reports from the competitors, who followed the CPR tracks, ran in the Halifax Herald and in other newspapers, and it wasn't long before the race had become a national obsession to rival today's Amazing Race television series or the Tour de France. Bands played. Crowds cheered. People placed their bets. By the time they were done, all five competitors had turned Canada qwalking crazyq. This story about men and women with modern-day derring-do is told in the vernacular of the day, with newspaper accounts and over 50 photographs.She also founded and ran an interior design company and owned an art gallery. She is an active member of Shuswap Theatre, where she has designed, directed and produced numerous mainstage plays, including six that she wrote.

Title:The Amazing Foot Race of 1921
Author: Shirley Jean Roll Tucker
Publisher:Heritage House Publishing Co - 2011-04-01

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