Heart of the Cariboo-Chilcotin


Edited by: Karla Decker
ISBN 9781894974424
Softcover | Publication Date: March 25, 2008
Book Dimensions: 6 in x 9 in
256 Pages

About the Book

This is a delightful collection of tales by authors from British Columbia’s rugged Cariboo-Chilcotin region, and a few “outsiders.”

Joining well-known Cariboo favourites Rich Hobson, Paul St. Pierre and Eric Collier are Barry Broadfoot and his touching tribute to Cariboo legend Fred Lindsay; historian/journalist Bruce Ramsey and his description of Barkerville’s Chinatown; and pioneer Bill Hong and his account of what was done with the buried remains of Barkerville’s Chinese residents.

From Edith Beeson’s Dunlevey comes a gripping eyewitness account of a near-fatal Aboriginal wrestling match in 1859. Other stories include pioneer and wilderness lover Lutie Cochran’s tale of her mischievous pet weasel, and a tender vignette about a loon family by Will D. Jenkins Sr. New stories by old favourites Irene Stangoe, Hilary Place and Eldon Lee mingle with gems of wry Cariboo wit by Doc Holley, Chilco Choate and Fred Lindsay.

About the Author(s)

As an editor at Heritage House, Karla Decker worked behind the scenes on many Heritage House titles. Karla is now a freelance editor, proofreader and indexer and lives in Victoria, BC.