The Etymology of “Trailblazer” and “Blazing a Trail”, Early Scottish Pioneer Forest Navigation in Canada, and the Scottish Ship The Hector

The term “trailblazer” and the phrase “blazing a trail” is derived from the first Scottish settlers who arrived in Canada during the 17th century. These settlers took axes and marked trees with symbols to know where they were when traveling in the forest. Canada was especially difficult for the Scottish as much of Scotland is without forest. These settlers were typically expelled from the land they tended for landlords which was replaced with sheep or deer. Many arrived upon a rather famous ship...

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