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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47

The Great Snow Question

The Great Snow Question.

British Columbia has not a snowy winter. There is snow, but not much snow. In cold countries they have a saying that snow is "the poor man's manure," because if there is too little of it his wheat may be "winterkilled." Gold miners, also, in some places, find snow so useful in their work that they say, gratefully, "snow is gold." Still, the world in general is prejudiced against snow, and I therefore record here:—
(1.)That the great mountain ranges in Oregon and California have deeper snow than is found upon the same ranges in British Columbia.
(2.)That British Columbia has not a snowy winter such as Eastern Canada and the Northern States of the Union have. The British Columbian winter is the winter of England and of France. (See "Climate," p. 13.)