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CHAPTER I:
A JOURNEY OF SENTIMENT


CHAPTER II:
THE FATAL ERROR


CHAPTER III:
DUTY FIRST


CHAPTER IV:
A MAN'S GAME


CHAPTER V:
A PERMANENT MEMORIAL


CHAPTER VI:
WILL THE ICE TURN US BACK?


CHAPTER VII:
STORMY VOYAGE


CHAPTER VIII:
RETURN TO NORTHWEST RIVER


CHAPTER IX:
A CHIEF VOYAGEUR


CHAPTER X:
THE BEAVER IS A BAD RIVER


CHAPTER XI:
SOUNDING THE BIG LAKE


CHAPTER XII:
BREAD WITHOUT BAKING POWDER MAKES ME SICK


CHAPTER XIII:
I NEVER TRAVELS ON SUNDAY


CHAPTER XIV:
VIRGIN AS GOD MADE IT


CHAPTER XV:
FIRST PORTAGE


CHAPTER XVI:
TRAIL COMPANIONS


CHAPTER XVII:
MURDOCK'S RAPID


CHAPTER XVIII:
TRACKING THROUGH BOULDERS


CHAPTER XIX:
MARCH TO YOUR FRONT LIKE A SOLDIER


CHAPTER XX:
IT'S ALWAYS BAD LUCK TO TRAVEL ON SUNDAY


CHAPTER XXI:
WORST COUNTRY FOR GAME I EVER SAW


CHAPTER XXII:
BACK TO GET THE BAKING POWDER


CHAPTER XXIII:
DISASTER IN THE RAPIDS


CHAPTER XXIV:
TAKING STOCK


CHAPTER XXV:
GRAPPLING


CHAPTER XXVI:
INDIANS HAVE PLENTY OF HARD TIMES


CHAPTER XXVII:
THIS RIVER IS LIKE A BAD WOMAN


CHAPTER XXVIII:
NO RELIEF FROM WADING


CHAPTER XXIX:
HELL AND TWENTY


CHAPTER XXX:
BACKPACKING TO THE SUSAN


CHAPTER XXXI:
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH


CHAPTER XXXII:
THE MIND WORKS CURIOUSLY


CHAPTER XXXIII:
RELIVING THE PARTING


CHAPTER XXXIV:
MARKING HUBBARD'S BOULDER


CHAPTER XXXV:
A NEW DISASTER


CHAPTER XXXVI:
THE HARDEST BIT OF TRAVELING I EVER DONE


CHAPTER XXXVII:
SOMETHING WORTHWHILE UP THERE IN THE HILLS


NOTES

PHOTO GALLERY

ADDENDUM TO
SECOND EDITION

COMMENTS ON THE
NAMING COMPULSION


 

Back To The Labrador Wilds

The Return to Hubbard's Last Camp

 Second Edition


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

In presenting this new edition of my 2006 website on Dillon Wallace's 1913 pilgrimage to Leonidas Hubbard's place of death, I wish to express my thanks to Dillon Wallace III, and his late sister, Ann Wallace McKendry, for their unwavering support for my work of researching and editing the many untitled and reworked chapters typed by their father 90 years ago. The 1913 story has never been published in its entirety, or in book form.

I am honoured by the generous granting to me of publishing rights to the story, by the two Wallace heirs, in recognition of my initiative in making it possible for Dillon Wallace III and me to rediscover Hubbard's last camp and erect a replica of the bronze tablet lost in the rapids in 1913; my work in bringing to light the long-forgotten account of the 1913 expedition; my success in getting features named by Dillon Wallace added to official government maps of Labrador; and my 1975 article on Dillon Wallace in The Beaver magazine, which some have suggested may have had something to do with the numerous magazine stories, documentaries and books on Wallace and Hubbard that followed.

Viewers who wish to learn more about the 1973 rediscovery of Hubbard's last camp may find it worthwhile to visit my other website, The Search for Hubbard's Rock.

The timeless writing style of Wallace's The Lure of the Labrador Wild and The Long Labrador Trail has been left unchanged in his very personal narrative of the return to the "Valley of the Shadow of Death". Original spellings of place names and geographical features have also been retained. Photographs and maps are from my personal collection, and, where marked, from archival sources.

A word of thanks is owed to Bert Riggs and staff members of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives at Memorial University for supplying me with photocopies from the Wallace papers of typescripts by Dillon Wallace containing previously unpublished details of the 1913 journey.

Rudy Mauro
North Bay, Ontario
Canada
February, 2008

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