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Jul 6, 2018 - Camrose to Rocky Mountain House

More beautiful prairie country but as I got closer to Rocky Mountain House I can just see the foothills of the Rockies. It’s an unusual name for a town. It seems that over a 76 year period from 1799 to 1875 there were 4 fur trading posts here operated by both the North West Company & the Hudson’s Bay Company. It was called Rocky Mountain House just like most of the other trading posts were called forts. I don't know why. There’s very little of any of the forts remaining except 2 stone chimneys from the last fort which was burned down in...

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May 7, 2011 - A few more fixes

Well, it has been a pokey but productive few days. I got the stereo working, even though the previous one had been installed by ham-fisted monkey people. The biggest problem was that an in-line fuse holder carrying power to the amplifier had disintegrated, leaving a live wire rattling around under the dash. It wasn't too much of a problem until I started moving things, whereupon it found grounded metal and started blowing fuses. Finding fuses for a 1986 vehicle is not trivial, but I now own the entire supply in Caroline. On Friday, I...

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