The Law and the Lawless

The Law and the Lawless

Frontier Justice in British Columbia and Yukon, 1913-1935

Edited by: Art Downs
ISBN 9781772030297
Softcover | Publication Date: November 18, 2014
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
144 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

The far-ranging officers of the BC Provincial Police covered an area larger than California, Oregon, and Washington combined. In Yukon, a force of nineteen Mounties were charged with upholding the law across all of Arctic Canada. Set in frontier towns and rural communities from Vancouver Island to the Rocky Mountains to Herschel Island, Yukon, the stories in this collection reveal the real-life hardships and triumphs of policing through the boom and bust years of the early twentieth century.

About the Author(s)

Art Downs(1924–1996) was a writer, editor, historian, and pioneer of BC book and magazine publishing. Born in England, he moved to Saskatchewan as a young child and later settled in Quesnel, BC. He became owner of the Cariboo Digest, which evolved into BC Outdoors, a successful magazine about BC history, wildlife, and conservation. In 1979, Art and his wife, Doris, established Heritage House Publishing.