Surveying Central British Columbia: A Photojournal Of Frank Swanell, 1920?28 by Jay SherwoodSurveying Central British Columbia: A Photojournal Of Frank Swanell, 1920?28 by Jay Sherwood

Surveying Central British Columbia: A Photojournal Of Frank Swanell, 1920?28

byJay Sherwood

Paperback | February 3, 2017

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Frank Swannell contributed greatly to the shape of British Columbia by surveying and mapping large portions of the province over three decades. He also took thousands of photographs and kept detailed journals of his travels. In his second book on Swannell's adventures, Jay Sherwood presents central BC through the eyes and words of one of BC's most famous surveyors.Swannell photographed First Peoples, settlers, various methods of transportation and the daily life of a surveying crew. Of about 1,500 photographs he took between 1920 and 1928, Jay Sherwood has selected the best for this book. Many have historical significance, showing the changes beginning to occur in this largely wilderness region of central BC.Surveying Central British Columbia is based primarily on Swannell's diaries and photographs. It is supplemented by interviews with descendants of some members of Swannell's surveying crew, research and the author's personal visits to several places where Swannell surveyed. It includes a database of Swannell's photographs online at the BC Archives.

From 1979 to 1986, Jay Sherwood lived and taught school in Vanderhoof where he learned about the ledgendary land surveyor, Frank Swannell, through his involvement with the local history society. A former surveyor himself, Sherwood embarked on a study of Swannell that would result in the publication of this bookas well as Surveying Nort...
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Title:Surveying Central British Columbia: A Photojournal Of Frank Swanell, 1920?28Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10.5 × 10.5 × 0.63 inPublished:February 3, 2017Publisher:Royal Bc MuseumLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0772657424

ISBN - 13:9780772657428

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