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The Lure Of The Labrador Wild


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American lawyer and writer of nonfiction, fiction, and magazine pieces named Dillon Wallace (1863-1939) was also an avid outdoorsman. His debut book, The Lure of the Labrador Wild (1905), along with several of his following works, were bestsellers. On June 24, 1863, Dillon Wallace (junior) was born in Craigsville, New York. Dillon Wallace met Outing magazine associate editor Leonidas Hubbard in 1900. Wallace was invited to travel with Hubbard on an exploration of Labrador. In July 1903, they set off, but they immediately selected the incorrect river, going down the much smaller and more challenging Susan River. Hubbard fell ill from lack of food as winter approached and eventually passed away from malnutrition; Wallace survived and returned. The Lure of the Labrador Wild, Wallace's debut novel and a best-seller, was written on the journey. Mina Hubbard, Hubbard's wife, was furious with Wallace because she believed the book inaccurately attributed the failure of the voyage to her deceased husband, tarnishing the reputation of her family. Wallace revealed his intention to launch a second expedition into the same region, and Mina simultaneously announced her intention to follow suit. Wallace launched a third Labrador voyage in 1913 with the main goal of placing a memorial tablet at the scene of Leonidas Hubbard's passing. On September 28, 1939, Dillon Wallace passed away in Beacon, New York.

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