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Posted: 3/1/2006 4:32:37 PM EDT
I am sitting here, a little loaded, looking at the back of a Canadian nickel, that has an image of your national symbol, the beaver.

Why is this waterborne rodent your national symbol? Then it struck me; I just want confirmation:

Because the economic reason for settling Canada in the early days came from trapping beavers. Is this right?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:14:59 PM EDT
Beaver was a major part of Canada's economy (hehehehe), well trapping for furs in general, which also played a major part in exploration and settling the country, so yes.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:17:09 PM EDT
Combine Indian Beaver with Frenchmen and you get French Canadians.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:36:51 PM EDT
Many people ask why the beaver is represented on the back of the Canadian 5 cent piece.

It is the source of much myth and conjecture.

But the real answer is quite simple .

Because every red blooded Canadian male loves Beaver .

Did, you know that ? Well, it's true.

Brought to you by CANFACTtm,

The Canadian Facts Ministry.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:39:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By R6551GNR:
Many people ask why the beaver is represented on the back of the Canadian 5 cent piece.

It is the source of much myth and conjecture.

But the real answer is quite simple .

Because every red blooded Canadian male loves Beaver .

Did, you know that ? Well, it's true.

Brought to you by CANFACTtm,

The Canadian Facts Ministry.



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