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Canadian Pioneers #482674

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 1975
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(Studio) On Apr. 1, group of middle class people set out from Toronto, Canada, in wagons for 3000-mi. journey to John Dore in province of Alberta.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Ontario, Canada) [James HOWERTON - says decision to leave city may be little bit crazy, but not as crazy as living in cities.] 1st days of journey miserable but things better now; reception along way surprisingly warm. Gordon Roberts started wagon train. [ROBERTS - admits he's romanticist.] Unknown if these pioneers can exist in space age world. Land in Alberta province cheap, but they must reside there for yr. Wagon train much harder to handle than expected; details given. Alberta still 2500 mile away.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

Chancellor, John;
Paxton, Jack

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