Quadra Island, the largest and most populated of the Discovery Islands clustered at the northern end of Georgia Strait, has a history that bristles with unforgettable characters and remarkable events. Jeanette Taylor breathes life into legendary figures like We-Kai, ancestor of the We Wai Kai First Nation; Reginald Pidcock, the crusty potlatch-busting Indian Agent; Helen Bull, the notorious mistress of the Heriot Bay Hotel, who survived a point-blank pistol shot; "Skookum" Tom Leask, equally feared for his super-human strength and his volatile temper; and Huey Horatious Nelson Baron Bacon, the self-styled "only Lord in America," who bemused the denizens of local bars with dramatic recitations from the classics.
The Quadra Story, a labour of love and the result of decades of research, contains a wealth of detail about coastal life in the days of dugout canoes, Union steamships, salmon canneries and stump-studded homesteads that makes it an essential resource for all history buffs and a rewarding discovery for anyone who appreciates a fascinating read.
|Publisher:||Harbour Publishing Company, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
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