Toronto : W. Briggs, 1907.; 134 pages, 132 with full-text search [?]
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|Creator||Dezell, R. (Robert), b. 1866.|
|Title||Fire and frost : the Meadow Lea tragedy|
|Published||Toronto : W. Briggs, 1907.|
Frontier and pioneer life -- Manitoba.
Blizzards -- Manitoba.
Vie des pionniers -- Manitoba.
Tempêtes de neiges -- Manitoba.
|Document source||Scanned from a microfiche of the original publication held by Library and Archives Canada.|
1 electronic text.
Title from title screen.
"The Meadow Lea disaster is an event which might be regarded as one that had passed into history without having been accorded the treatment which this intense tale of suffering, sorrow, and heroism deserved at the hand of the historian. The early settlers of Manitoba well remember the awful blizzard in March, 1882. With a fair amount of correctness some of them can tell you the main facts of the sad havoc which the two opposites, fire and frost, in their turn, made upon that memorable night, when John Taylor and his family, of Meadow Lea, Manitoba, were burned out of house and home, and, as a consequence of exposure to the fierce blizzard and bitter cold, the mother and three daughters were frozen to death."--p. vi-vii.
Watters (2nd ed.), p. 492
131 p.,  leaves of plates : ports. ; 19 cm.
Genealogy and Local History