Reverend John Gough Brick - Peace River, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 56° 13.951 W 117° 17.405
11V E 482016 N 6231996
Quick Description: Reverend John Gough Brick came to Western Canada from England and was a pioneer of agriculatural practices of the Peace River country. A plaque commemorating his life is found in front of the post office in Peace River, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/10/2008 8:52:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM4E0A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member skottikus
Views: 29

Long Description:

From the plaque:

Reverend John Gough Brick – 1836 – 1897 – Born in England, he came to Western Canada as a missionary of the Church of England in 1882. Between that date and 1894 his agricultural experiments at Fort Dunvegan, Old Wives Lake and the Shaftesbury Settlement revealed the wheat growing possibilities of the Peace River Country. He died in New York.

Classification: National Historic Person

Province or Territory: Alberta

Location - City name/Town name: Peace River

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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