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Boom & bust : the resilient women of historic Telegraph Cove /
Jennifer L. Butler.
imprint
[Victoria, British Columbia] : TouchWood, [2019]
description
280 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
ISBN
1771512989, 9781771512985
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imprint
[Victoria, British Columbia] : TouchWood, [2019]
isbn
1771512989
9781771512985
abstract
"A century of life in Telegraph Cove as told by the resourceful and resilient women who turned this isolated coastal village into a tight-knit community. Telegraph Cove, one of Vancouver Island's most visited tourist destinations, has humble origins as a one-shack telegraph station, established a century ago. The community grew, first with a salmon saltery and sawmill, then with new industries developed by the ingenuity of the Cove's inhabitants. From the 1920s, Irish, Chinese, Japanese, German, Danish, Italian, and English community members, along with other old and new Canadians, were neighbours in a place accessible only by boat. In this book, more than 25 women tell their own stories and memories of life in the Cove. They faced down the impacts of isolation, hazardous terrain, war, occupation, immigration, internment, social change, economic development, community decline, and environmental degradation--remarkable, given that Telegraph Cove's population peaked at 60. From these lives come stories of resilience, resourcefulness, heartbreak, humour, and triumph. Boom & Bust draws the reader in for an intimate view, accompanied by never-before-published archival photographs."--
catalogue key
12612346
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-272) and index.
Issued also in electronic format.

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