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Newspapers and the Slocan

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by Cole Harris Foreword by Sean Arthur Joyce Speculative energy drove a mining rush and also founded newspapers. Including Kaslo in the east and Nakusp in the west, seventeen newspapers were published in and around the Slocan just during the decade after the first silver finds in September, 1891. Just over a year [...]

Industry and the Good Life Around Idaho Peak

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Cole Harris Introduction This article was published in the Canadian Historical Review in 1985, and republished in 1997. However, as it has not been generally available in the Slocan, I include it in this series of local booklets with the hope that readers will not find its academic style too heavy going. It contains [...]

Boom Days in the Slocan

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Joseph Colebrook Harris preface by Cole Harris This account was written in 1944 by Joseph Colebrook Harris, a farmer of English background who pioneered in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island in the early 1890s, visited the Slocan in 1896, and settled there in 1897. Raised in an upper-middle-class industrial family in Calne, Wiltshire, [...]

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