- Author : Art Downs
- Publsiher : Anonim
- Release : 27 October 1973
- ISBN : 0987654321
- Pages : 123 pages
- Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
Pioneer Days is a blend of words and photos that proves British Columbia's history is as interesting as that recorded anywhere else in North America. Every article is true, many written or narrated by those who, 100 or more years ago, lived the experiences they relate. Each volume contains 160 pages, plus some 60,000 words of text and over 200 historical photos, many published for the first time.
In 1860, at the age of fourteen, Susan Louisa Moir left England for British Columbia. After settling initially at Hope, she lived briefly in both Victoria and New Westminster, then B.C.'s two most important settlements. Returning to Hope, she helped her mother open the community's first school, and in 1868 she married John Fall Allison, riding on her honeymoon over the Allison Trail into the unsettled Similkameen Valley. Her record of the voyage, of Victoria, New Westminster, and Hope as
Alex Lord, a pioneer inspector of rural BC schools shares in these recollections his experiences in a province barely out of the stage coach era. Travelling through vast northern territory, utilizing unreliable transportation, and enduring climatic extremes, Lord became familiar with the aspirations of remote communities and their faith in the humanizing effects of tiny assisted schools. En route, he performed in resolute yet imaginative fashion the supervisory functions of a top government educator, developing an educational philosophy of his
Living in pre-Civil War Philadelphia, young Black activist Mifflin Gibbs was feeling disheartened from fighting the overwhelming tide of White America’s legalized racism when abolitionist Julia Griffith encouraged him to “go do some great thing.” These words helped inspire him to become a successful merchant in San Francisco, and then to seek a more just society in the new colony of Vancouver Island, where he was to become a prominent citizen and elected official. Gibbs joined a movement of
Gold rushes, telegraph lines and railroads, Smith-Josephy reaches into BC's pioneering past to share intriguing stories featuring famous mule train packer, Jean "Cataline" Caux. In the early days of British Columbia, pack trains of horses or mules were a lifeline for the early pioneer population. Explorers, trappers, traders, miners, merchants, workers and settlers and relied on them for the materials need- ed to live and work. Packers were also vital to the building of railways, roads, and telegraph lines. Pack
Vancouver Island is one of the world's best year-round salmon fishing areas. This comprehensive guide describes popular fishing holes, including a map of each and data on gear, best time of year, methods and more.
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
For well over a century, the bright seas of the Sunshine Coast have been attracting visitors to the waterfront resorts, fishing lodges and beaches that rest between Howe Sound and the spectacular Princess Louisa Inlet. These coastal hotspots and communities were settled by a few courageous and daring pioneers whose names are still familiar today: Gibsons, Roberts, Whitaker, Donley, Silvey, Griffiths. Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits tells the stories of the homesteaders, loggers, prospectors and fishermen who carved out a living
Although the 1848 discovery of gold in California was the first bonanza to trigger an invasion of migrants to North America's Pacific Coast, it was relatively short-lived. Soon, grander findings farther north led to an even greater influx of gold hunters. In 1851, a twenty-seven-ounce gold nugget was found on Haida Gwaii, ushering in fifty years of gold fever that brought a wave of Californians to the Fraser River and then farther inland to the gold-laden creeks of the Cariboo.In this
Welcome to BC's frontier days, when loggers and laundresses penned poetry, and entertainment consisted of reciting verse 'round the fire. The Old Red Shirt is a rollicking collection of old-fashioned pioneer poetry. Selected by longtime amateur BC historian Yvonne Klan, the poems address the social issues of the day, teach moral lessons, and reflect the unique atmosphere of the province's early days. Klan's lively and informative prose introduces us to the larger-than-life characters behind the verses. Read about Dr. George
Remarkable cattle drives, famous ranches and legendary characters are at the heart of Ken Mather's account of the early days of ranching in British Columbia. These are stories about drovers, ranchers, cowboys and "mud pups" (the remittance men of the ranching industry). You'll meet such people as: the flamboyant Harper brothers, drovers who went on to become the biggest landowners in BC, with interests in the Harper, Perry, Hat Creek and famous Gang ranches Johnny Wilson, one of the most
Christmas is a time for celebrating with friends and family and for sharing stories, memories and good cheer. This compilation brings to life some of the best holiday stories from across British Columbia. Spanning the late 1800s and early 1900s, they capture the traditions, activities and unique celebrations of rural and city folk alike—a collection of tales to treasure for many years to come.