The Journey: The Overlanders' Quest for Gold

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This bestselling novel follows a group of three adventurous Overlanders-two young men and one remarkable woman-as they travel west in 1862, from the Manitoba parties to British Columbia's Cariboo goldfields.

With his gift for storytelling, Bill Gallaher brings this intriguing era to life. He vividly recounts the overland trek of the spirited Catherine Schubert, who made the trip in an undetected state of pregnancy. Accompanying her are James Sellar, a combative young man of ...

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Overview

This bestselling novel follows a group of three adventurous Overlanders-two young men and one remarkable woman-as they travel west in 1862, from the Manitoba parties to British Columbia's Cariboo goldfields.

With his gift for storytelling, Bill Gallaher brings this intriguing era to life. He vividly recounts the overland trek of the spirited Catherine Schubert, who made the trip in an undetected state of pregnancy. Accompanying her are James Sellar, a combative young man of rigid determination, and Thomas McMicking, the visionary captain of the often unruly company. An engaging and moving tribute, The Journey chronicles the struggles, triumphs and camaraderie of three heroic pioneers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894898997
  • Publisher: TouchWood Editions
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Gallaher is the bestselling author of a number of books that feature Canadian historical figures, including The Promise: Love, Loyalty & the Lure of Gold, A Man Called Moses: The Curious Life of Wellington Delaney Moses, Deadly Innocent: Trouble on the Gold Trail and The Frog Lake Massacre. A well-known singer and songwriter, Bill lives with his family in BC's Cariboo region, where he frequently performs with a guitar in hand.

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Table of Contents

Dedication vi

Prologue 1

The Road to Fort Garry 7

The Road to Fort Edmonton 25

The Road to Tête Jaune Cache 117

The Road to Cariboo 171

The Road to Fort Kamloops 191

Epilogue 215

Author's Note 224

Endnotes 226

Bibliography 231

Index 232

Acknowledgments 234

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