All Roads Lead To Wells: Stories Of The Hippie Days by Susan SafyanAll Roads Lead To Wells: Stories Of The Hippie Days by Susan Safyan

All Roads Lead To Wells: Stories Of The Hippie Days

bySusan Safyan

Paperback | May 21, 2012

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In the late 1960s and '70s a small group of idealistic young women and men, self-described as "volunteer peasants," moved to the tiny town of Wells in British Columbia's Central Interior. These hippies, with their waist-length hair and handlebar moustaches, long paisley skirts and gumboots, rusted cars and worn sofas, brought with them a Canadian version of the continent-wide back-to-the-land movement, the sexual revolution and the privilege of personal freedom. 'All Roads Lead toWells' tells the story of these young settlers, their migration, their values, the unexpected friendships forged between the town's old-timers and newcomers and the inevitable clash - occasionally violent - of generations and cultures.

Built during the Depression, Wells nearly became a gold-mining ghost town like nearby Barkerville, but thanks to the influence of the "back-to-the-landers" it has evolved into one of BC's renowned arts-based communities. 'All Roads Lead to Wells' offers a new take on the Cariboo - beyond gold and ranching.
Susan Safyan moved to Wells from Los Angeles in 1980 and lived there until 1985. She returns to visit her friends in Wells every year and has dedicated herself to collecting and preserving their stories. Safyan works as an editor for Arsenal Pulp Press in Vancouver, BC, but still owns a useable pair of felt-packs and can kindle a fire ...
Title:All Roads Lead To Wells: Stories Of The Hippie DaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:CAITLIN PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894759761

ISBN - 13:9781894759762

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