A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Martha Black came to Canada because her husband was following the Gold Rush.

False. Martha Black came to Canada because she wanted to go on an adventure and find her fortune in gold. She had initially planned to go with her husband, Will Purdy, but he backed out at the last minute and Martha went on without him. She arrived late, on August 5, 1898, but did quite well nevertheless. She worked a claim staked at Excelsior Creek on her way into Dawson. Fortunately, the claim proved rich. After a short trip back home to visit her parents, Martha returned to Dawson in 1900, succeeded in the sawmill business and made a new life for herself in Canada's Yukon.

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