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Thread #165960   Message #3986384
Posted By: meself
07-Apr-19 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Stan Rogers' 'Northwest Passage' - Kelso
Subject: RE: Origins: Stan Rogers' 'Northwedt Passage'
I believe it's a bizarre rendering of 'Kelsey', as in 'Henry Kelsey', who was one of the great early Hudson's Bay Company explorers. Presumably, he reported coming across a 'sea of flowers' in his travels, but that's just speculation. It's not a commonly-recognized reference.