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Ootsa Lake Odyssey: George And Else Seel: A Pioneer Life On The Headwaters Of The Nechako Watershed
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From the 1920s to 1952, George and Else Seel lived about sixty kilometres south of Burns Lake near the small farming settlement of Wistaria on the western shore of Ootsa Lake. Like many early twentieth century settlers who migrated to BC's Central Interior, the…
Kechika Chronicler: The Northern BC & Yukon Diaries of Willard Freer, 1942-1975
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Return to Northern British Columbia: A Photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1929-39
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In his third book on the adventures of Frank Swannell, historian Jay Sherwood continues his account of one of BC's most famous surveyors. The 1930s was the era of bush planes, packers and riverboats in northern BC. Swannell photographed them and recorded his…
Surveying Central British Columbia: A Photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1920?28
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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…
Surveying the 120th Meridian and the Great Divide: The Alberta/BC Boundary Survey, 1918-1924
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Surveying the 120th Meridian and the Great Divide is the second book of a two-part series describing the initial Alberta/BC boundary survey undertaken between 1913-1924. Surveying the 120th Meridian focuses on the years 1918-1924, when the Alberta crew continued…
Surveying The Great Divide: The Alberta/bc Boundary Survey, 1913-1917
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First in new photobook series geared to surveying buffs from prolific author and historian, Jay Sherwood. In 1917 Canada commemorated its 50th anniversary against the backdrop of World War I. Although the war effort was the main focus of the&nbspfederal and…
The Landscape Of Ernest Lamarque: Artist, Surveyor And Renaissance Man, 1879-1970
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At the age of sixteen, Ernest Lamarque travelled from England to North America, to begin a life as a Victorian adventurer. Born in 1879 and orphaned at age twelve, he would go on to become an artist, a writer and a surveyor, creating some of the earliest visual…
Chautauqua Serenade: Violinist Ruth Bowers On Tour, 1910-1912

Chautauqua Serenade: Violinist Ruth Bowers On Tour, 1910-1912

by Jay Sherwood

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|September 1, 2015

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Ruth Bowers had a dream of becoming a professional violinist. In 1910, when traditional careers for women included nursing or teaching, Ruth joined the chautauqua and lyceum tour circuit and hit the road. In the first part of the twentieth century, these popular…
Surveying Southern British Columbia: A Photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1901-07
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SURVEYING SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jay Sherwood's fourth and final book about prominent BC surveyor Frank Swannell, covers the years from 1901 to 1907, before Swannell began surveying for the BC government. Gore & McGregor, one of the leading surveying…
In the Shadow of the Great War: The Milligan And Hart Explorations Of Northeastern British Columbia…
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In 1913, the BC government hired G.B. Milligan and E.B. Hart to each lead a small expedition that spent 18 months exploring the northeastern part of British Columbia. These expeditions helped provide the first detailed information of this region. Unfortunately,…
Furrows in the Sky: The Adventures of Gerry Andrews
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Gerry Andrews (1903?2005) had many adventures in his 102 years. He was a rural school teacher, a forester, a soldier and a surveyor. His developments in aerial photography dramatically changed forestry in BC in the late 1930s and assisted the Allies in the D-Day…
Bannock and Beans: A Cowboy's Account of the Bedaux Expedition
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In 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression, millionaire Charles Bedaux spent $250,000 in an attempt to cross northern British Columbia in five motorized vehicles. The Bedaux Expedition ranks as one of the most audacious and unusual events in the province's…
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