Surveying The Great Divide: The Alberta/bc Boundary Survey, 1913-1917

deJay Sherwood

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30 octobre 2017|
Surveying The Great Divide: The Alberta/bc Boundary Survey, 1913-1917 de Jay Sherwood
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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 federal and provincial governments, some important projects continued. The Alberta-BC boundary survey, which had started in 1913 during an economic boom in western Canada, continued to receive funding throughout the war. It was quintessentially a Canadian project - talented Canadian surveyors using the most modern equipment available, transported by horses and humans through rugged wilderness country to mountain passes and the summits of peaks along the Great (Continental) Divide. Throughout their journey, the surveyors documented their work, leaving behind not only a comprehensive collection of letters and journals, but also one of the most extensive collections of surveying photography in North America. The survey crew climbed many mountains, taking pictures from the peaks that were later used to create the first detailed maps of the Great Divide. Today scientists are taking repeat photographs at the same locations, documenting the dramatic changes the have occurred in the Rocky Mountain landscape during the past century. One hundred years later, as Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Jay Sherwood''s SURVEYING THE GREAT DIVIDE offers a testimony to the fortitude of the survey crews who risked their lives working in remote, mountainous terrain documenting the boundary between Alberta and BC.
Jay Sherwood is the author of seven BC history books, including SURVEYING NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, SURVEYING CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA, RETURN TO NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, FURROWS IN THE SKY: THE ADVENTURES OF GERRY ANDREWS, IN THE SHADOW OF THE GREAT WAR, SURVEYING SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA and THE LANDSCAPE OF ERNEST LAMARQUE. His ...
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Titre :Surveying The Great Divide: The Alberta/bc Boundary Survey, 1913-1917
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :176 pages, 10.01 X 10 X 0.4 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :176 pages, 10.01 X 10 X 0.4 po
Publié le :30 octobre 2017
Publié par :Caitlin Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781987915525

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