A tale of two telegraphs : and other historic tales of the Bulkley Valley and beyond /
Jane Stevenson.
Halfmoon Bay, BC : Caitlin Press, c2013.
191 pages : illustrations
1927575028, 9781927575024
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Halfmoon Bay, BC : Caitlin Press, c2013.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jane Stevenson holds a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and environmental studies from the University of Victoria. Jane has been published in Geist, Connections Magazine, The Western Producer, Riddle Fence and Acreage Life and was shortlisted for the CBC Canada Writes Short Story Prize. She was the curator of the Bulkley Valley Museum in Smithers and is the regular historical writer for Northward Magazine. She lives in Telkwa, BC. Her first book, The Railroader's Wife, was published by Caitlin Press in 2010 and was awarded an Honourable Mention from the BC Historical Federation for the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing.
Main Description
Jane Stevenson's new book, 'A Trail of Two Telegraphs,' is a fascinating collection of historic tales that portray the strong pioneering spirit of BC's rugged North from Prince George to Prince Rupert. Stevenson writes of Perry Collins's dream, in 1864, of connecting North America to Europe by telegraph. She introduces us to Captain Charles East, whose mission it was to recover Japanese fire balloons in Northern BC during the Second World War. Sheshares the adventures of iconic characters such as Jean-Jacques Caux, Cataline, an intrepid businessman and obstinate mule driver, and Charles Hoetzky, who journeyed by foot and dog sled from Fort Edmonton to Fort Simpson in 1872. In 'A Trail of Two Telegraphs', Jane combines tantalizing new tales with stories from her popular history column published in 'Northword' magazine. This richly illustrated collection is guaranteed to satisfy anyone who loves a good yarn.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 11
Skeena Forksp. 13
Two Telegraphsp. 20
Horetzky's Hike Across Northern BCp. 26
Catalinep. 33
Sternwheelers on the Skeenap. 39
A Great Catch-The Skeena Salmon-Canning Industryp. 46
Reverend Fred Stephensonp. 54
The Telkwa Barbecuep. 58
Joseph Coyle-Egg Safety Carton Inventorp. 65
Round Lake Hall Renewedp. 70
Making Tracks Building the Grand Trunk Pacific Railwayp. 77
Main Street, Smithers, BCp. 84
The Fred Button Notebooksp. 92
Dorreen, BCp. 98
Lillian Allingp. 104
Slim Williamsp. 109
Smithers Dominion Experimental Farmp. 116
Mennonite' Migrationp. 127
The No. 1 Armoured Train-World War II Along the Skeenap. 131
Japanese Fire Balloonsp. 138
Moving the North: The Bandstra Brothersp. 144
Northern BC's Broken Arrowp. 149
Kitimat, BCp. 154
Wally Westp. 161
1976 Wildcat Strikep. 168
Spanish Olive Jarp. 172
Bridge Back In Timep. 176
Northern Memory Placesp. 182
Referencesp. 186
Indexp. 190
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