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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…



The Mystery Of Billy Goat Smith

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Barbara Ann Lambert | Publisher : Trafford

ISBN 10 : 1412073111
ISBN 13 : 9781412073110

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..


Free Land

Pub Date : 1984-01-01 | Author : Rose Wilder Lane | Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN 10 : 0803279140
ISBN 13 : 9780803279148

In the 1880s, when adventure lay in the conquest of the prairies, David Beaton and his bride came to Dakota to claim three hundred acres of grassland. Rose Wilder Lane tells of the..



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