Local History

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

 

The first volume of A Tribute to the Past featured stories from Quesnel and area from the years 1808 to 1928 and was published in 1985. The Quesnel Wordspinners Group is working on a second volume that will cover 1929 to 2000 and is asking anyone interested in submitting their stories to get them in by Dec. 15. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel-area residents have until Dec. 15 to submit Tributes to the Past Vol. 2 stories

Columnist Ginnie Dunn Webb offers advice for people wanting to submit their stories

  • Sep 5, 2020

 

An ox team outfit caravans through Ashcroft in 1890. (Courtesy photo of B.C. Provincial Archives)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Ox team freighters play important role in Cariboo Gold Rush

The Cariboo Wagon Road was to provide a direct and dependable route

  • Jul 5, 2020

 

Quesnel author Susan Smith-Josephy has just published her second book through Caitlin Press, Cataline: The Life of B.C.’s Legendary Packer, with Irene Bjerky. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel author’s second book explores the life of legendary packer Cataline

Susan Smith-Josephy’s new book covers several early B.C. gold rushes and developments

Quesnel author Susan Smith-Josephy has just published her second book through Caitlin Press, Cataline: The Life of B.C.’s Legendary Packer, with Irene Bjerky. (Photo submitted)