Homesteading and Stump Farming on the West Coast 1880-1930
Imagine obtaining one hundred and sixty acres of land for FREE! Then comes the real payment: the sweat and toil of living in a remote wilderness and clearing a landscape where the stumps left behind are so large and so numerous the best bet is to use dynamite to remove them. Beginning in 1859 such homesteading typified the arrival of white settlers in British Columbia. The Land Act set out rules by which British subjects could, for agricultural purposes only, pre-empt land. Along the Upper…
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Imagine obtaining one hundred and sixty acres of land for FREE! Then comes the real payment: the sweat and toil of living in a remote wilderness and clearing a landscape where the ..
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Mystery surrounded Billy Goat-Smith, a hermit living on the West Coast. Rumours swirled around this man, bank robber, arsonist, even murder! Readers are asked to solve this histori..
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Seniors of the pulp and paper town of Powell River, BC remember two major events in their lives, the Great Depression and WWII. Some have lived 80 + years in the community, others ..
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Take a journey back in time and read the fascination stories told by the men and women living in the pulp & paper town of Powell River on Canada's West Coast...
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Nestled on the British Columbia coast, the community of Powell River sent several Canadian men and women overseas to fight in the World War II. When all was said and done, more tha..
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A lavish pictorial history of the Comox Valley, including Courtenay, Merville, Forbidden Plateau, Comox Glacier, Royston, Union Bay and Cumberland...