This history textbook for schoolchildren in grades 7 to 10, describes the town of
Mattawa, located at the fork of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers. The chapter on geography
deals with toponymy, climate, and demographics. The chapter on history speaks about
of the presence of First Nation people, the first white settlers and the construction
of the CPR. Other chapters deal with education, and with the economic, social, cultural,
and religious life.