Ottawa, Canada. Department of Immigration and Colonization. 1927.
Booklet, 40 numbered pages plus front and back color pictorial wrappers. Folding maps which open out on the verso of text pages, 44 x 16 inches, support descriptive text of the first three territories, while the British Columbia chapter is supported by a 16 x 11 inch folding map on two pages. The booklet describes rich virgin farmland in Western Canada which "still awaits the plow," unlike that in the Western U.S. where "virgin fertility has been somewhat exhausted." In Western Canada, fertile farm can be had from $15.00 to $20.00 per acre. The booklet provides chapters on Alberta, Saskatchewan, North and South Manitoba, and British Columbia. The booklet touts "Education Free, Universal and Compulsory" populated by "Good Neighbors and Good Citizens," a land in which "Millions of Acres Await New Settlers." Paper loss to bottom free edge of rear cover and booklet’s last page (very slightest loss of a few letters on the inside last page and 2 x 1/2 inch loss at lower left corner of back cover illustration). Overall good clean conditon. An uncommon publication promoting the fertile lands and fast growing cities of Western Canada. Item #54577