Carving the Western Path

Carving the Western Path

Routes to Remember

Book - 2006
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Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House, 2006.
ISBN: 9781894974172
1894974174
Characteristics: 189 p. :,ill., maps ;,22 cm.

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voltaire10
May 06, 2017

Carving the Western Path has a great deal of experience and history packed into its pages, It's written by former BC Deputy Minister of Highway and Public Works, RG Harvey. From tales of building snow sheds to a deeper understanding of the ferries of the interior of the province to the inside scoop on the development of roads in the Okanagan, it's clear Harvey has much in the way of research hours and storytelling ability behind him. What is sometimes lacking is a cohesive through line; much of his stories seem to come from a stream of consciousness. It's hard to see what the author is driving at sometimes. Also, the final chapter, on the subject Mormon family travelling from Utah to BC, although indicative of the type of hardy characters that were pioneers to the province in the late 1800s, seems out of place in a book peopled by factual information and anecdotes about more recent road building and ferries in the province. Still B.C. history buffs will find a few tales to keep them interested.

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