Come out of your houses, come out to play, search for your destiny, fill it this way. Joy for our lives, filled with our passions, educate yourself in many ways, don’t settle for small rations. Here in the mountains was a new way of life, carved from the environment, full of love and strife. Back in the day, when the nation was growing, came a homesteading family with a history, worth knowing. Migrate to the mountains, fill up this land, settle this area, prosperity is at hand. Work and strive, build your home, grow where the deer and the caribou roam. Mighty are we,we own this land, wrought from the skills and tools of our hands. Building a house and shed for our needs, makes us the Moberly’s and we are Metis.
Look at this beauty, this fabulous land, nature has given us her golden hand. Flowers and scenery, game galore, all right outside our open front door. A fabulous view, so much desired, we planned to pass this along to our descendants to admire. In the heart of Jasper, a national park, lies the trail to our cabin, in a meadow that’s marked. Come to our land, follow the trail, to a Canadian adventure in homesteading tale. Brilliant flowers now nod their heads,where a family with children once softly tread.
Ancient are we, in a land we admire, full of perils and hardship and landscape that’s dire. Mountains and crevices, rock falls and forest, fill our lives with the wild lands of birds chorus. Settle these lands, farming, hunting and fishing, trading with explores is how we make our living. Earning our right to clear the land, is how we survived and thrived with our band. A family are we, brothers and wives, making a living with strong family ties.
The west was being opened with adventure and more as the trading posts flourished throughout our world. Settle the nation, fill your hearts, with the bountiful prosperity that trading starts. A nation rich, with people so smart, that they discovered routes to join us together, not keep us apart. From coast to coast a path was laid, and along the way, some homesteaders stayed. Explore this world, discover this land, a nation is forming with peace at hand.
Markets and trade, influence our lives, building a homestead where families can thrive. Open these routes, help find the path, the adventure is growing, it will stay and it lasts. The west is fought for, it belongs to us, brilliant and daring, the exploration is a must. Join the coasts, find a way, for this land to become a nation one day.
A place in history, is only a name, but cabins in the wilderness, is this families fame. Interesting and ancient, when all went well, meeting travelers and explorers, is the story they tell. Building connections, building ties, enter the landscape where this family once thrived.
Now a national park, intensely protected,whose worth to the world was UNESO`s projection. Visit us here in this world famous place, the mountains and wilderness of Canada`s grace.
Jasper National Park.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
July 13, 2017