The Long Labrador Trail (Paperback)
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In the summer of 1903, Dillon Wallace had the privilege to accompany his friend, Leonidas Hubbard, Jr., to explore a section of the unknown interior of Labrador. The expedition had a disastrous ending and Hubbard, fighting bravely and heroically to the last, finally succumbed to starvation. Before Hubbard's death, Dillon Wallace gave him his promise that should he survive he would write and publish the story of the journey. In "The Lure of The Labrador Wild" that pledge was kept. While Hubbard and Wallace were struggling inland over those desolate wastes, where life was always uncertain, they entered into a pact that in case one of them fell the other would carry to completion the exploratory work that Hubbard had planned and begun. Providence willed that it should become the duty of Dillon Wallace to fulfill this pact. You will read the amazing record of this real-life story in "The Long Labrador Trail".
About the Author
Dillon Wallace was born in Craigsville, New York in 1863. In 1888, he moved to New York City where he became a lawyer. In 1900, Wallace became friends with Leonidas Hubbard, Jr. the assistant-editor for Outing, an American nature magazine. Hubbard convinced the forty-year-old Wallace, to accompany him on the Labrador canoe trip of which Wallace wrote in "Lure of the Labrador Wild". Mistakenly taking the Susan River instead of the Naskaupi the trip ended in tragedy. Hubbard died of exhaustion and starvation before they were to escape the interior of Labrador in October 1903. Wallace returned to New York in 1904 with Hubbard's body and obtaining the rights to use Hubbard's field notes, maps and photographs from his widow wrote "Lure Of The Labrador Wild". Released in 1905 the book became an instant best seller in the United States and Canada. Mina Hubbard was not happy with the book. She thought it an unfair depiction of her late husband. Both Dillon Wallace and Mina Hubbard resolved to return to the Labrador to complete the unfulfilled objectives of the original expedition. The press depicted the two journeys as a race which Mina Hubbard won. Wallace wrote up his second expedition in this book "The Long Labrador Trail", released in 1907. He then turned to writing and exploring as a new career. In 1907 he published his first tale of fiction, "Ungava Bob". Subsequent journeys in other parts of North America were published as "Beyond The Mexican Sierras" (1910) and "Saddle And Camp In The Rockies" (1911). He wrote twenty-eight books many of them wilderness adventures for young boys. In 1911, Wallace moved to Beacon, New York, resumed his law practice and became heavily involved in the Scouting movement. Wallace's last published book, "The Camper's Handbook", appeared in 1936. He died in 1939.