- Hi Julie,
What Kate wrote sounds like what I heard from my great-aunt Fritzi. She
emigrated from Czech. into Canada and had a real struggle there the first
few years. She said they were too poor to buy farm equipment so several
families used a communal plow. I don't think they made any profit off the
land, just managed to survive. So in answer to your question, I got the
information from a live witness who is still live and well at the age of 73.
I could write her via snail mail and ask her for more info if what Kate gave
you isn't enough.
P.S. Sorry for sending the entire list last time-Thanks, Ron, for pointing
>May I ask what your source of info about the >Canadian land deal is, andWest.
>whether there are any records that can be >checked?
>Basically, as I understand it, agents of the >government went to the States
>and other countries to encourage immigrants to >settle in the Canadian
>Raw land was available for about $10.00 a quarter >section (160 acres) with
>some conditions about clearing, cultivating, etc.
>Kamloops, BC, Canada