Ranchland: British Columbia's Cattle Country

Overview

This exhilarating journey through British Columbia's historic cattle country takes the reader from the high Chilcotin meadows to the rich irrigated fields of the southern Okanagan, from cattle drives to modern marketing, from urban ranches to those tucked away in splendid isolation - all with spectacular full-colour photographs. Ranchland is a gorgeous, inspiring portrait of BC cattle raisers and cattle country.

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Overview

This exhilarating journey through British Columbia's historic cattle country takes the reader from the high Chilcotin meadows to the rich irrigated fields of the southern Okanagan, from cattle drives to modern marketing, from urban ranches to those tucked away in splendid isolation - all with spectacular full-colour photographs. Ranchland is a gorgeous, inspiring portrait of BC cattle raisers and cattle country.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550172324
  • Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/15/2001
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Blacklaws was born in Calgary, Alberta, and came to BC thirty years ago to complete his graduate studies in archaeology. During that time he has also travelled BC, photographing the province in all its regions and seasons. Trained in landscape photography, Rick creates images that document people and their relationship to the land. Ranchland is his third book; his most recent title, The Fraser River (text by Alan Haig-Brown), won the 1997 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize.

Diana French has called the Cariboo Chilcotin her home since 1951 when she came to teach in a one-room school. She married Bob French, the son of a pioneer family, and they lived in different parts of the area before settling in Williams Lake in 1970. Along with raising five sons, Diana continued to teach, and later worked as a reporter then editor for the Williams Lake Tribune. She still writes a weekly column for that paper. She is the author of The Road Runs West: A Century Along the Bella Coola/Chilcotin Road (Harbour Publishing) and co-authored, with Rick Blacklaws, Ranchland: British Columbia's Cattle Country (Harbour Publishing).

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Chapter 1 Winning the West 13
Chapter 2 A Year on a Ranch 25
Chapter 3 Cowboys and Cattlemen 43
Chapter 4 The Okanagan Valley 61
Chapter 5 The Nicola Valley 73
Chapter 6 The Thompson Valley 87
Chapter 7 Cariboo: The River Road 103
Chapter 8 Along the Cariboo Road 117
Chapter 9 The Chilcotin 129
Chapter 10 Riding into the Future 141
Acknowledgements 152
Index 153
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