Tuesday, April 03, 2007
they tried to make me go to rehab, in 1894, 4, 4...
The only information that seems to be available on the web is an except from a pamphlet just after the turn of the century, touting its proximity to Toronto and Hamilton. If anyone knows where Lakehurst was located, or long it survived, leave a comment.
Stories, most with a casually racist tinge reflective of the time, that surrounded this ad included:
* Tips on why breathing through the nose carries less risk of invasion from "foreign substances" than mouth breathing (the secret is mucus!)
* Why Piegans were more clever than Crees: a Piegan warrior saved himself from a Cree party by figuring out a trick to make it appear as if there 69 other warriors with him by going around the same rock opening on a certain angle, even if all 69 carried the same gun, wore the same clothing and bore the same limp.
* Rudyard Kipling's opinion of Canada: "There is a fine, hard, tough, bracing climate--the climate that puts iron and grit into men's bones...Things don't perhaps move quite as fast as in the United States; but they are safer, and you are under the flag, you know, and among men of the slower stock and breed. Send your folks to Canada; and if they can't go themselves, let them send their money--plenty of it.
Source: Truth, June 16, 1894