Where the River Ran: The Story of the Peace

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TouchWood Editions, 2000 - History - 160 pages
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Where the River Ran presents the story of the Peace, the river and the land, in a sequence of short stories and poems. The history of the Peace is brought to life through an imaginative mix of fictional storytellers and historical events.

To Thelma Irvine, the Peace is much more than an attractive landscape and a mighty river. In this book a cast of fascinating characters moves through the pages to recreate the adventures of the past. They challenge rapids and canyons, rough trails and loneliness to become the heritage of the present day.

The written history of the Peace includes exploration, fur trading, gold mining, the search for new railway passes, and the development of resources.

This book is part prose, part poetry, entertaining and informative. The narrators are fictitious. Many people and events are historical.

 

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Contents

The River
11
Chronicle
22
A Dreamer Speaks 1820
31
The Voice of the Voyageur 1823
37
Chronicle
49
The Pine River Pass 1877
61
A Journey Down the Peace River October 1906
75
The Bull Outfit 1909
83
The Simple Life 1928
104
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About the author (2000)

Thelma Irvine lived in Dawson Creek, British Columbia for over thirty years. She enjoyed the history, the landscape and the people of the Peace region. Since moving to Vancouver Island, she has been able to develop her interest in writing about these topics.

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