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title Robert T. Oulton and the Golden Pelt
creator Robert A. Rankin
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Old men sometimes sadly spend their twilight years with unrealized dreams, or in despair over recognition that was never bestowed. Robert Oulton had good reason to be bitter in 1913, as he lived out his retirement in New Brunswick. More than anyone else he had pioneered the development of fox-farming, the unique marriage between the North American fur trade and domesticated livestock farming which had made his adopted homeland, Prince Edward Island, the centre of a lucrative international industry. Oulton, however, was an unassuming man of "quiet disposition," and the silver fox era was characterized by showmanship, speculation, and dubious claims. For these reasons Island history has almost forgotten him.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1977
type Document
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identifier vre:islemag-batch2-40
source 03
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Robert T. Oulton and the Golden Pelt
creator Robert A. Rankin
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Old men sometimes sadly spend their twilight years with unrealized dreams, or in despair over recognition that was never bestowed. Robert Oulton had good reason to be bitter in 1913, as he lived out his retirement in New Brunswick. More than anyone else he had pioneered the development of fox-farming, the unique marriage between the North American fur trade and domesticated livestock farming which had made his adopted homeland, Prince Edward Island, the centre of a lucrative international industry. Oulton, however, was an unassuming man of "quiet disposition," and the silver fox era was characterized by showmanship, speculation, and dubious claims. For these reasons Island history has almost forgotten him.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1977
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-40
source 03
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.