• Author :
  • Publsiher :
  • Release : 01 January 1970
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages
  • Rating : /5 from ratings
GET THIS BOOK

Summary:


Carving the Western Path

Carving the Western Path
  • Author : R. G. Harvey
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 15 June 2011
GET THIS BOOKCarving the Western Path

A century of dealmaking and government misdeeds forms the backdrop of this entertaining account of sternwheelers, iron horses and mountain roads. Battling factions of rail builders crossed many a line in the sand as they carved up both the land and the spoils of industry. Did both federal and provincial politicians wittingly sabotage road-construction programs to the benefit of the rail barons? Were Cornelius Van Horne, Major A.B. Rogers and Andrew McCulloch fully deserving of the accolades bestowed on

Book Carving the Western Path PDF Download/ Read Online


Carving the Western Path

Carving the Western Path
  • Author : R. G. Harvey
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 15 June 2011
GET THIS BOOKCarving the Western Path

The history of British Columbia's transportation systems north of the Canadian National Railway's mainline may not be well known—but it certainly is colourful. Continuing the story he began in the first volume of Carving the Western Path, R.G. Harvey describes the development of river, road and rail routes that crossed the northern two-thirds of BC. This was a land of dreams and schemes that seemed to feed on each other. It started with the Collins Overland Telegraph, a

Book Carving the Western Path PDF Download/ Read Online


Carving the Western Path

Carving the Western Path
  • Author : R. G. Harvey
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 24 August 2011
GET THIS BOOKCarving the Western Path

The sparsely populated southern Interior of British Columbia was rich in resources and ripe for settlement in the late 1800s. The agricultural lands of the Okanagan and Nicola valleys, and the precious metals and coal of the Kootenays, lay largely unused or undiscovered: the challenge was getting to these places. Transportation was the key that opened the way to these riches, providing hope for the future for stout-hearted settlers—people for whom hope was the greatest of treasures. In this

Book Carving the Western Path PDF Download/ Read Online


Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass

Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass
  • Author : Diana Wilson
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 01 February 2011
GET THIS BOOKTriumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass

Rich in stories, the Crowsnest Pass region in the southern Rocky Mountains still bears evidence of its tragedies, and one monumental triumph—a railroad rammed through the pass in 18 months. Hailed as the greatest project in the Dominion, the Crow's Nest Pass Railway was built by men who toiled with horses and primitive tools to carve the way for industry. Towns and coal mines blossomed as the nourishing stem of the railroad brought abundance to British Columbia and Alberta, but

Book Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass PDF Download/ Read Online


British Columbia by the Road

British Columbia by the Road
  • Author : Ben Bradley
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release : 07 June 2017
GET THIS BOOKBritish Columbia by the Road

In British Columbia by the Road, Ben Bradley takes readers on an unprecedented journey through the history of roads, highways, and motoring in British Columbia’s Interior, a remote landscape composed of plateaus and interlocking valleys, soaring mountains and treacherous passes. Challenging the idea that the automobile offered travellers the freedom of the road and a view of unadulterated nature, Bradley shows that boosters, businessmen, conservationists, and public servants manipulated what drivers and passengers could and should view from the

Book British Columbia by the Road PDF Download/ Read Online


Head On!

Head On!
  • Author : R. G. Harvey
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 27 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKHead On!

In a province where mountain ranges are at odds with road and rail builders, and its capital city and a large portion of its population are on an island, it's no surprise that provision of an effective transportation system has been a challenging undertaking—or that mistakes have been made. In many cases, BC's political leaders not only didn't solve problems, they added to them. And many of the mistakes made resulted from premiers exploiting their time in office to

Book Head On! PDF Download/ Read Online


British Columbia 100 Years Ago

British Columbia 100 Years Ago
  • Author : Fred Thirkell,Bob Scullion
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 27 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKBritish Columbia 100 Years Ago

In an era when picture postcards became a unique new way to "call home," they quickly established a role in enticing an ongoing parade of tourists to British Columbia. This book features an impressive collection of black-and-white lithograph images that were sold to the public in the early twentieth century. Documenting life in British Columbia during this period of time, each image has a story to tell. Collectively they define the state of affairs in B.C. a century ago.

Book British Columbia 100 Years Ago PDF Download/ Read Online


Wires in the Wilderness

Wires in the Wilderness
  • Author : Bill Miller
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 27 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKWires in the Wilderness

This is the tale of how Canada's high northern wilderness was brought into civilization's fold through a frail network of wires laboriously strung between poles and trees for hundreds of desolate miles. The Yukon Telegraph started in 1897, when gold was discovered in the Yukon and the government needed a faster way to communicate with its remote northern territory. The isolated residents, too, wanted a more reliable connection with the outside world. Bill Miller takes readers from the line's conception in 1899

Book Wires in the Wilderness PDF Download/ Read Online


Commerce of Taste

Commerce of Taste
  • Author : Barry Magrill
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 24 April 2012
GET THIS BOOKCommerce of Taste

In the late-nineteenth century the circulation of pattern books featuring medieval church architecture in England facilitated an unprecedented spread of Gothic revival churches in Canada. Engaging several themes around the spread of print culture, religion, and settlement, A Commerce of Taste details the business of church building. Drawing upon formal architectural analysis and cultural theory, Barry Magrill shows how pattern books offer a unique way of studying the relationships between taste, ideology, privilege, social change, and economics. Taste was a

Book Commerce of Taste PDF Download/ Read Online


Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips

Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips
  • Author : Laurel Archer
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release : 01 June 2011
GET THIS BOOKNorthern British Columbia Canoe Trips

This first volume of the guidebook series Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips describes in detail eight northern BC paddling routes over eleven rivers, and is designed to provide canoeists with all the information they require to plan a river trip appropriate to their skill level and special interests. Each route includes: a summary of the main attractions of the trip where to start and where to finish along the river trip length in days and kilometres required maps suggestions about

Book Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips PDF Download/ Read Online


USA by Rail

USA by Rail
  • Author : John Pitt
  • Publisher : Bradt Travel Guides
  • Release : 27 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKUSA by Rail

Fully updated to take into account route and timetable changes, this is the only book available specifically designed for US train travel. Rugged charm sets the train apart from more mundane means of transport and its ecological soundness is again in fashion. Pampered by helpful attendants, you can travel from coast to coast, explore the Rocky Mountains and ride directly alongside two oceans. Less expensive than flying and more comfortable than the bus, the train keeps you relaxed and in

Book USA by Rail PDF Download/ Read Online


Scottish Bodysnatchers

Scottish Bodysnatchers
  • Author : Geoff Holder
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 31 October 2010
GET THIS BOOKScottish Bodysnatchers

Graverobbing was a dark but profitable industry in pre-Victorian Scotland – criminals, gravediggers and middle-class medical students alike abstracted newly-buried corpses to send to the anatomy schools. Only after the trials of the infamous murderers Burke and Hare and the passing of the Anatomy Act of 1832 did the grisly trade end. From burial grounds in the heart of Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh to quiet country graveyards in the Scottish Borders and Aberdeenshire, this book takes you to every cemetery ever raided,

Book Scottish Bodysnatchers PDF Download/ Read Online



The Rise of the Western Kingdom

The Rise of the Western Kingdom
  • Author : John Montgomery
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 01 April 2012
GET THIS BOOKThe Rise of the Western Kingdom

Embark on a new adventure as "The Sword of the Watch" saga continues. In "The Rise of the Western Kingdom" (a prequel to "The Fall of Daoradh"), a slave (Galbard) is offered freedom in exchange for murdering and robbing a hapless vagabond. His decision could alter the balance of power between the Watchers and Spellmakers, resulting in the first real possibility for mankind to separate their destiny from the immortals-or sealing their fate forever. Come again into the rich world

Book The Rise of the Western Kingdom PDF Download/ Read Online