Chilcotin: Preserving Pioneer Memories

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Heritage House Publishing Co, 1995 - History - 432 pages
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Who rode sidesaddle 300 miles a century ago to become Chilcotin's first housewife? What rancher carried a portable piano in his buckboard? Who started the Williams Lake and the Ahaheim Lake Stampede? A vivid text and over 200 photographs recall pioneer life in the ranching country that extends westward some 200 miles from the Fraser River to Anahim Lake.

 

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I am a Grandson of Joe Scallon, who once owned the Scallon Ranch.
I purchased one of these books for my mom, who truly enjoyed it...I went and found two more.
Awesome Book.... 

Contents

Introduction
10
Chilcotin Survey
24
Meldrum Creek
37
Twelve Thousand Head North
87
Gang Ranch and Area
102
Chilcotin Policemen
145
Deer Creek
164
History of the Big Creek Road
263
Tatla Lake
299
Chezacut
314
Tsuniah Lake
327
Mercy Mission Becomes a Duel With Death
343
Nemiah Valley
369
Mines
383
Tragedy and Salvage at Lorna Lake
411
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About the author (1995)

The Witte Sisters, granddaughters of pioneers Tom Hance and Nellie Verdier Hance, were born in the Chilcotin and grew up, married and raised their families there. Home was at Big Creek, where they were educated in a little country school. Irene E. Bliss and her husband, Bill, are still in the Chilcotin, at Redston. Hazel Henry Litterick, a well-known artist who specialized in Chilcotin landscapes in oil, acrylic and watercolour, has passed away. Veera Witte Bonner was born in the Chilcotin in 1918. She attended a log schoolhouse through Grade 9. She married Jim Bonner, foreman on a Big Creek ranch, and they raised a son and daughter. Veera developed a log cabin resort on Fletcher Lake, which she still runs.

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