In middle of winter

Here’s a short human interest piece from the December 9 1929 edition of the Toronto Daily Star about a couple on an epic Canadian walking adventure.

This would have been an epic, and possibly utterly crazy, adventure.

I have no idea whether they got all the way across Canada – I found no reference to Jack Stuart of Favel, Ontario, in any searches. I did wonder whether they bothered to leave Favel again now that they had made it back home.

Favel, Ontario is nowadays listed as an unincorporated town near Kenora, on the main CNR transcontinental line. I saw no reference to its existence on Google Maps. Given that it is such a remote place, it’s not that difficult to believe that Mr. Stuart and his wife were used to walking in uninhabited areas, even in the middle of winter.

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