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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: snowshoes in 1758 Reply with quote

working on a horn and I need to know: what did snowshoes look like in 1758 ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have asked a very broad question. You will need to be more specific as to the place and culture...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger's Rangers battle of the snowshoes March 1758 Upstate NY
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: paws Reply with quote

“ Our soldiers make great progress in walking on snow-shoes, but men, not accustomed to them, find them very fatiguing. These inventions are made of hoops of hickory, or other tough wood, bended to a particular form, round before; and the two extremities of the hoop terminate in a point behind, secured well together with strong twine; the inward space is worked, like close netting, with cat-gut, or the dried entrails of other animals. Each racket is from three quarters to one yard in length. At the broadest part, which is about the center, where it is fastened by thongs and straps to the person’s foot, it is fourteen, fifteen or sixteen inches; a light lively man does not require them so large as he who is more corpulent and less active; the hard-soled shoe is not at all suitable to them; they must be used under mogosans…”
~ John Knox, Quebec, 1759 (Knox 314-315)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can see some orginals in the Canadian Museum of Civilization or something like that. I can't think of it right now. Great virtual collection.
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