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A Trail of Two Telegraphs...
Writer Jane Stevenson will read from her second local historical book, A Trail of Two Telegraphs, and Other Historic Tales of the Bulkley Valley and Beyond, here next weekend.
The book has several Terrace stories in it: the Skeena sternwheelers, the armoured rain, the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and more.
Her first book, The Railroader’s Wife: Letters from the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, received an honourable mention for the 2010 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing.
A Trail of Two Telegraphs is a collection of historic tales portraying the strong pioneering spirit of B.C.’s north.
Stevenson writes of Perry Collins’s dream, in 1864, of connecting North America to Europe by telegraph; introduces us to Captain Charles East, whose mission it was to recover Japanese fire balloons in Northern B.C. during the Second World War; and Charles Hoetzky, who journeyed by foot and dog sled from Fort Edmonton to Fort Simpson in 1872 and more.
Stevenson reads from her second local historical book and shows a historic slide show Oct. 17 at the library.