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Image for Valley of Dreams A Pictorial  History of Vernon and District

Valley of Dreams A Pictorial History of Vernon and District

By: N/A

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Vernon BC, Greater Vernon Museum and Archives: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18067

ISBN: 1550561480

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only light wear to DJ and book ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 251 pages; An extensive pictorial history of the City of Vernon, published on the occassion of the city's 100th anniversary. Covers the history of the city from the establishment of the O'Keefe Ranch up to the developments of the late 20th Century. View more info

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A Mission With a Purpose A History of Stewart, British Columbia, and Hyder, Alaska

By: .Gordon, Nancy E

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Burnaby, BC, Abbey Graphics: 1996

Seller ID: 14619

ISBN: 1896777007

Condition: Near Fine


Only light wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 214 pages View more info

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History of Seymour Arm

By: Bauer, Gwen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Salmon Arm, BC, Self Published: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18615

Condition: Very Good+


Beige card covers show light soiling. ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 39 pages; "Seymour Arm, known historically also as Ogdensville or Ogden City and Seymour, is an unincorporated area and former town located at the head of the inlet of the same name on Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, Canada. Located at the mouth of the Seymour River" (wikipedia). This is a remote area, not easily accessed. Ogden was named for Charles Ogden who was in charge of the Hudsons Bay Company operations in the area in the early 1800s when a gold boom was happening nearb... View more info

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"And So They Came To Cowichan"

By: Bishop, Margaret W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Self Published: 1977

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19284

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Card covers show light shelf wear, light soiling.; Signed by the author on inside front cover. A tight solid book. Stapled wraps. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 33 pages; A brief account of how one family, Robert and Elizabeth McLay and 3 daughters, came to settle in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island and thrive. View more info

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Lillooet Stories

By: Bourchard, Randy & Dorothy I. D. Kennedy (Editors)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Aural History, Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19250

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show light soiling and light shelf wear. ; A tight solid book. ; Sound Heritage Vol. VI No. 1; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 78 pages; This from a series of oral histories, this one covers the Lillooet area, the native peoples and the settlers. View more info

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The Sooke Story The History and the Heartbeat

By: Bullen, Sally & Chair History Committee

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sooke, BC, Sooke Region Museum: 1999

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 19159

ISBN: 096949422X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Small stain on top page edges. ; A bright, solid book. This is #342 of a Limited Edition ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 433 pages; A history of this area near Victoria BC on Vancouver Island starting with original inhabitants, the native peoples, followed by the explorers and pioneers who developed the area. Like most histories of this type, the authors provide stories about the families and the personages who made the city of Sooke what it is today. View more info

The Clinton Story

By: Choate, Avis L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kamloops BC, Self Published: 1972

Seller ID: 10786

Condition: Very Good


The book has been bent in half lengthwise and has light wear to the corners ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages; A brief history of Clinton, British Columbia View more info

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Prince George; Rivers Railways and Timber

By: Christensen, Bev

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Burlington, ON, Windsor Publications: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17063

ISBN: 0897812662

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ is price-clipped.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; Partners in Progress; Colour and B&W photographs; 11.20 X 8.60 X 1 inches; 175 pages; A history of the northern Hub City. Includes brief summaries by several commercial and industrial businesses in the city. View more info

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Historic Hornby Island 1969

By: Corrigall, Margery

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Comox, BC, Comox District Free Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18385

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Card covers show some shelf wear, light soiling. Two stains on back cover. ; Signed by author and John Corrigall on front fly leaf. Side stapled wraps. A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 64 pages; This deals with everything from the geological formation to the discovery of the island, the indigenous peoples, the whalers and the pioneers. View more info

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Enderby An Illustrated History

By: Cowan, Robert & Joan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Enderby, BC, Enderby & District Museum Society: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18303

ISBN: 0973676205

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show light shelf wear and scuffing. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 289 pages; The book begins with a brief history of the geography of the territory as well the First Nations who inhabited it. This is followed by a historical record of the area from 1860-1945. The major part of the book is taken up with historical records of the railways, industries, families, churches and other landmarks and institutions. This is followed up by maps, bibliography and index. View more info

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Helen Dawe's Sechelt

By: Dawe, Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17600

ISBN: 1550170279

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light wear and light scuffing. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 152 pages; A history of Sechelt, BC from the time of it's first settlement by white Europeans in 1869 up until the late 1970's. The author spent most of her life living in Sechelt and throughout her life collected information on the area, both through listening to oral histories from local residents and First Nations, and gathering of records and data from government and other sources. She died before she could publish her intended history, ... View more info

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The Chilliwack Story

By: Denman, Ron; editor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chilliwack BC, Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society: 2015

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 19111

ISBN: 0969591136

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. Oblong book, 9 1/2" tall by 11 1/2" wide ; B&W Illustrations; 360 pages; A thorough and comprehensive history of Chilliwack, it's people, places and industry, which developed along the old heritage routes to the interior of BC. "From Greendale to Popkum and from Yarrow to Chilliwack, a series of small communities developed along these roads, often with just a school, general store (with post office) and church. These centres have grown over the years as urbanization has swelled the local population, but - and this is ... View more info

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Four Score and More; Pioneer Life in the Kootenays

By: Fraser, William

Price: $16.50

Publisher: British Columbia, Self Published: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15562

Condition: Very Good


Light wear and soil of beige card covers ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 68 pages; Mr Fraser's life spans a large part of the community history of Kootenay district of British Columbia, including service during WWI. View more info

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Comox Valley Memories: Reminiscences of Early Life in Central Vancouver Island

By: Hagen, Judy

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Courtenay and District Museum & Historical Society: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15954

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Short tear bottom front cover, light edge wear to white card covers ; Signed by author on half-title page ; Trade PB; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 95 pages View more info

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Crofton The Early Years

By: Haley, P. & D. Killick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crofton, BC, Old Crofton School Museum Society: 1988

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 19283

Condition: Near Fine


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book. Side stapled, fold-out map bound in at back of book ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 50 pages; Crofton, on the lower east coast of Vancouver Island was established in 1902 and evolved as various industries came and went, copper mining and the smelter gave way to a pulp and paper mill which is still in business today. Railroads made the area more accessible but Crofton has remained a small community of under 2000. View more info

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Salt Spring Island

By: Hamilton, Bea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Mitchell Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16091

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Light wear to extremities. Dust jacket has heavy creasing, small tears, small chips missing from top and bottom of DJ spine, light soil on back.; DJ in Mylar. A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs, maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 180 pages; A history of Salt Spring Island, from the first Black American colonization in 1857 up to the mid-Twentieth century. View more info

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Hays' Orphan The Story of the Port of Prince Rupert

By: Hick, W. B. M.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Prince Rupert, BC, Prince Rupert Port Authority: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16782

ISBN: 0973389400

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers have some light shelfwear, small spotting to page foredges, but do not penetrate to page surfaces. ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked, French flaps.; B&W Photographs; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 237 pages; A thorough history of the establishment and development of the port facility at Prince Rupert, located on British Columbias north-west coast. Included are accounts of the early Spanish and English explorers (16th Century). View more info

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Voices from the Sound Chronicles of Clayoquot Sound and Tofino, 1899-1929

By: Horsfield, Margaret

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Salal Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16009

ISBN: 0969700822

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Light creasing top edge of dust jacket ; Signed by author on title page, imprints of the signatures of the local personages above and below an early representations of scenes from the area on front and back end papers. B&W illustrations throughout. ; B&W Illustrations; 365 pages; This history of Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island is made up of the stories of the individuals who settled there, the settlers, sealers, prospectors, natives, schoolchildren and priests among others. "As the sealing industry declined, whaling, logging and fishing began to thrive, steamships fr... View more info

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Voices from the Sound Chronicles of Clayoquot Sound and Tofino, 1899-1929

By: Horsfield, Margaret

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Salal Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18854

ISBN: 0969700822

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; Imprints of the signatures of the local personages above and below an early representations of scenes from the area on front and back end papers. B&W illustrations throughout. ; B&W Illustrations; 365 pages; This history of Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island is made up of the stories of the individuals who settled there, the settlers, sealers, prospectors, natives, schoolchildren and priests among others. "As the sealing industry declined, whaling, logging and fishing began to thrive, steamships from Victoria regularly visited this previously isolated coast." Marga... View more info

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Chronicle of Ladysmith and District

By: Johnson-Cull, Viola & Miss E. Norcross

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Ladysmith BC, Ladysmith New Horizons Historical Society: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18571

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Shelf wear evident on DJ, chipping, creasing and short tears. Gift inscription on FFEP in ink. ; A tight solid book, blue cloth covered boards. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.10 inches; 392 pages; Once named Oyster Harbour, this small community on the east coast of Vancouver Island was renamed Ladysmith upon the relief of Ladysmith, South Africa by the British troops during the Boer War. This community history starts out with a history of the area followed by family histories of the local personages, followed up by historical notes regarding instit... View more info