Category Archives: History

A Poem With A Hidden Acrostic

Gordon Macdonald Gordon Macdonald was the governor of Newfoundland from 1946 to 1949. He played an important part for making Newfoundland part of Canada. Despite fierce opposition, he succeeded in 1949. On 8 March 1949, two days before the last British governor … Continue reading

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A Journey Of A Thousand Miles In A Thousand Hours

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Laozi, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 64 Captain Robert Allardyce Barclay (1779 – 1854) of Ury, Scotland was a well-known “walker” during the nineteenth century. He was considered the father of … Continue reading

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