slocan history

Martin Fry, Frontiersman

By |2018-10-19T17:24:42-07:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Booklets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Joseph Colebrook Harris with an Introduction by Cole Harris Sometime in 1927, my grandfather, J.C. (Joseph Colebrook) Harris, began to think of writing a history of the Slocan mining camp, and contacted some of the prospectors and miners who had been in the Slocan in 1891, the year the Slocan rush began. Of [...]

Newspapers and the Slocan

By |2016-10-29T15:05:44-07:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Booklets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Mist and Green Leaves

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Japanese Canadians on Harris Ranch by Cole Harris I began the following account for my family, intending that it, among other short writings, would give them a fuller sense of what my grandfather rather grandly called the Bosun (or Harris) Ranch, a mountainside farm above the highway between New Denver and Silverton, B.C. [...]

Industry and the Good Life Around Idaho Peak

By |2016-10-29T15:05:44-07:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Booklets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Beginnings of the Bosun Ranch

By |2016-10-29T15:05:44-07:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Booklets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Reminiscences of Joseph Colebrook Harris with an Introduction by Cole Harris Early in 1944 my mother, who had a morning show on CBC Radio, asked my grandfather, Joseph Colebrook Harris, to write about his early years in British Columbia. She hoped that his accounts would serve as the basis for school broadcasts and [...]

Boom Days in the Slocan

By |2016-10-29T15:05:45-07:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Booklets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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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