Thinking of the qualities of the pioneer spirit which is responsible for the founding of a community like Toronto, which is responsible for the founding of communities all over this vast Dominion. Learning some lessons from the pioneers. Four pairs of things which together make the typical pioneer spirit. A veneration for the past yet the pioneer as the last man in the world who is always looking back to the past; a belief in the new. The typical pioneer as a man of great vision; the man who dreams but who works hard too. This pioneer as a very grim person but with a sense of humour. The pioneers as men with a great faith and belief, and a feeling of true self respect. Each of these four pairs of qualities are interspersed with discussion and illustrative anecdote.
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