History


Wooden Dinosaurs Print E-mail

One man's passion for restoring snowmobiles

By: Susan Peters

ImageTake Route 10 out of The Pas, Manitoba. Drive north, passing through jack pine and spruce, lakes granite outcroppings and muskeg. Keep going until you reach the small town of Cranberry Portage, past the sign that proclaims "Bombardier Capital". On the edge of Lake Athapapuskow, you will see a house with a garage workshop, where, out front, a large wooden structure on treads is being varnished.

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Bruce Nodwell, An Inventor With Drive Print E-mail

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Bruce Nodwell had an unusual birth certificate: Province of Saskatchewan, Section 22, Township 36, Range 9, West of the 3rd. Born the son of a homesteader on May 12, 1914, he died in Calgary on January 20, 2006. During the intervening 91 years, Nodwell became the world's foremost inventor of industrial tracked vehicles.

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History of Tracked Vehicles Print E-mail

The early period of the 20th century saw horse drawn transport vehicles give way to internal combustion engines propelling heavy vehicles made of steel.

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Joseph Armand Bombardier Print E-mail

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A visionary inventor by the name of Armand Bombardier identified the need for a dependable machine that could travel great distances over snow and rough terrain to replace horse drawn carriers.

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What is NorthernTracks.com? Print E-mail

NorthernTracks.com is a web based internet driven customized site focusing on the all terrain track vehicle market.

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