Virtual Museum Canada

Sir SandFord Fleming - The Knight Of Time

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New World dreams

Young Sandford Fleming
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The young Sandford Fleming saw many neighbours leave for the New World, i.e., the colonies of British North America. Families dreamed of wide open spaces, getting a good job and acquiring inexpensive land.

Sandford convinced his parents to let him go to Canada with his brother David. Adventure beckoned! The two boys were travelling as emissaries: if all went well, the rest of the Fleming family intended to make the same journey.