The Witching Ways of the Canoe
by Richards Topical Encyclopedia
Richards Topical Encyclopedia for children was published from 1882 to 1968. Instead of arranging subjects in alphabetical order like most encyclopedias, they were organized by topic: science, social studies, industry, art, biography, leisure activities and so on.
Click the image below to see a full size page of 70-year-old canoe instructions from 1945. You might learn some new techniques, or simply be amazed at the durability of the ones you already know.
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