- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
The Quadra Story: A History of Quadra Island is the product of decades of research that dates back to Taylor's years with the BC Archives and the Museum at Campbell River. The end result is as engaging as a novel while affording a deep understanding of the turmoil European settlement brought for the First Nations people and the adventure and privation settlers experienced in their search for a better life.
Taylor's recent book, Tidal Passages: A History of the Discovery Islands a companion title to The Quadra Story, hit the BC Bestseller List in 2009 and was praised by reviewers as well as long-time residents of the Discovery Islands.
Chapter 1 A Man's World 15
Chapter 2 The Laich-Kwil-Tach 27
Chapter 3 A New Wave of Settlement 40
Chapter 4 The Rancher Takes a Wife 52
Chapter 5 Quathiaski Cove-The Hub for Quadra Island and Discovery Passage 68
Chapter 6 A Tale of Two Villages 86
Chapter 7 New Settlements on Northern Quadra Island 102
Chapter 8 The Slippery Quadra Island Postmaster 124
Chapter 9 The Finest Salmon-fishing Waters in the World 139
Chapter 10 The Land of Milk, Honey, Canned Fish, Giant Firs and Precious Spuds 155
Chapter 11 The Dirty Thirties 181
Chapter 12 Adapting to a New Era 206
Chapter 13 Going Back to the Land 225